Larry C. Armstrong
Larry Clifford Armstrong, 80, passed away on Jan., 14, 2015, at The Hospice House in Spokane. He was born April 11, 1934, in Rigby, Idaho. to Cliff and Fern Armstrong.
He spent most of his youth living in a log cabin in Leslie, Idaho, attending schools in Mackay, Idaho; Ephrata and Prosser. After graduating from high school, Larry served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Australia.
In April 1957, he married Joyce Prescott, from Sunnyside, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served eight years as an air traffic controller in Japan and North Dakota. They also lived in Rigby, Idaho; Ephrata, Kent and Quincy. After retiring in 2004 and doing some traveling in their fifth-wheel, Larry and Joyce settled in Pateros along the Methow River.
Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and participating in sports as a player, coach, referee and fan. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many different positions. One of his last services was being part of the Helping Hands organization after the fire in Pateros in June 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Armstrong of Pateros; his children, Tami (Bart)Clements of Rexburg, Idaho, Terry (Kim) Armstrong of Ellensburg, Marc (Lisa) Armstrong of Pateros and Tracy (Laura) Armstrong of Strasburg, Virginia; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, with 2 more on the way; and three sisters, Marjean Tew, Linda Jensen and Judy Crowder.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jay Armstrong; a sister, Karen Hoffmann; a son, Tony Armstrong; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A celebration of life services will be held at noon on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in the Quincy LDS Church. There will be a viewing prior to the service from 10 to 11:45 a.m., also at the church. The dedication of grave will follow at the Quincy Valley Cemetery.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guest book at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy is assisting the family with arrangements.