Obituary for Norma Mae Armstrong at Horsley Funeral Home (2024)

Norma Mae Andersen Armstrong May 7, 1937 - July 3rd, 2024

We will remember not that she passed on, but that she lived and her life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

Our mom made her final transition on Wednesday evening, July 3rd, 2024 with her family comforting her as she took her final breath. It was an emotional, heart warming experience knowing she had completed her time here on earth. Mom did not have to suffer and she wasn’t in pain with her symptoms and diagnosis. Our prayers were answered and we feel so blessed.

On May 7, 1937 Ervin and Alda Andersen welcomed a beautiful bundle of joy and they named her Norma Mae. Mom spent her younger years growing up in McCammon, Idaho with her siblings, Lavern, Eugene, Lyle, Betty and Carolyn.

She met her sweetheart, her Eternal Companion, Cecil Armstrong. They courted and dated and she became his beautiful bride at 16 years old. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Logan LDS temple on October 28th, 1953. While being a young wife of a serviceman, she became a busy mama and welcomed three little babies. Rick (Peggy) Armstrong, Patty (Tom) Harding, Tami (Dan) Christensen. Upon return from the service, 2 years later, Michelle (Max) Howell, Derald (Mary) Armstrong, and Doug (Leslie) Armstrong, were born into the Armstrong family and her days of bearing children felt complete.

Mom enjoyed her days at home being a homemaker and a wife. She spent her days cooking, cleaning, and taking care of her young family! She carried these traits with her and fulfilled them religiously throughout her 87 years of life. She loved to cook and she loved canning. She always made sure there was enough food on the table and in the fridge, and even made extra to take to neighbors, friends, the sick, or extras just to wish someone a happy day. We always had room for one more at our table and she helped extend our family by welcoming four children from the Placement Program, and one nephew to live with us. Mom and dad made sure no one was left behind. Wherever she lived, she turned our house into a beautiful home. She was immaculate and particular and always made sure the door was open for whoever came to stay or visit. She lived the gospel and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her knowledge and testimony gave her the opportunity to serve in many callings throughout her years. She was exceptional in everything she was called upon to do. After raising her family, she continued to dedicate her life to the gospel and served three missions with Dad: Omaha, Nebraska; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Independence, Missouri, completing each one with honor. Upon returning home from their last mission, they were called as temple workers at the Logan temple and served there for several years.

She was an exceptional caregiver and spent several years taking care of our dad; making sure all of his needs were met, while being a dedicated mom to her six kids and their spouses, 21 grandchildren and their spouses, 36 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

Her family was her everything and we will continue to call ourselves blessed for her prayers, her example and her unwavering faith that she had for each one of us. She was an elect woman, our hearts will hurt, and our homes will feel empty and incomplete without her. It brings all of us comfort knowing she has reunited with our dad, our grandpa, and our grandpa great. We have the knowledge that we will see her and be with her again.

“Families Can Be Together Forever”

Our thanks and appreciation for the absolute wonderful care from Heritage Home Health and especially her caregivers, Emilee and Taylor. You are fabulous and our hearts are so grateful.

Funeral services will be held at the Arimo Idaho Stake Center on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 12:00 noon. Viewings will be held Wednesday July 10, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and on Thursday morning, July 11, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to her funeral.

Tomorrow will be a better day, May God Be With You Until We Meet Again.

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Obituary for Norma Mae Armstrong at Horsley Funeral Home (2024)


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