Janine Beddow Armstrong Janine Beddow Armstrong, 54, of Lexington Park, Maryland, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, at Hospice House after a long and courageous battle with melanoma. Janine was born on November 7, 1958, in Alexandria, Virginia, to Thomas Franklin Beddow of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the late Doris Hitchins Beddow.
Janine spent her youth in Charlottesville, Virginia, Marlton, New Jersey, and Chester, Virginia, where she graduated from Thomas Dale High School. She attended Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in business education. Upon graduation, Janine began a 31 year career as a financial officer for the United States Navy, supporting various programs. From late 2000 through 2001, she served a tour of duty in Bahrain as financial officer to 5th Fleet. In 2011, she retired on disability out of NAVAIR, Patuxent River, Maryland.
Janine enjoyed traveling to Europe and the Middle East. She was an accomplished sailor, participating in races in the Arabian Gulf and the Chesapeake Bay, where she skippered a J27 sailboat in many club races and enjoyed the competitive and social aspects of the sport. She was a member of the Dahlgren Yacht Club, the Bahrain Yacht Club and the Southern Maryland Sailing Association. She supported, through donations, the St. Mary's College sailing program. Janine was a member of Bits and Pieces theater group in Dahlgren, VA, and the King George Wine Society. Her other interests included plants and flowers, interior decorating, collecting china, and the songbirds who made her yard their home. She was a lifelong animal lover and rescued many cats and dogs. Janine maintained her indomitable spirit and sense of humor throughout her long and often painful illness.
In addition to her father, Janine is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Bill Armstrong of Lexington Park, Maryland; and her sister, Kathleen Simpson of Ruckersvillle, Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her mother. The family will receive friends for Janine's Memorial Life Celebration from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A time for sharing remembrances will be held at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
. Arrangements are by the Brinsfield Funeral Home P.A., Leonardtown, Maryland.
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.