Clark Snell ("Gus") Armstrong|
June 18, 1920 - November 14, 2013
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, we lost our beloved husband, father,
grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, Clark Snell ("Gus") Armstrong. He passed away peacefully at the Josephine Home in Stanwood, Washington after a brief illness. He is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Dorothy L. Grant-Armstrong, his sons Michael T. (Marci) Armstrong and Stephen C. (Linda) Armstrong, his
his stepchildren, Linda S. (Gregory) McCarrel, Sheryl A. (Erik) Hildebrand, David P. Grant, Richard F. (Adele) Grant, Barbara (Craig) Schubert and Marrene (Jody) Franich, his brother-in-law, Jack (Stella) Tuttle, numerous loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane T. Armstrong, his parents, and sister, Nancy.
He was born on June 18, 1920 in Battle Creek, MI, to Charles H. and Hazel R. (Snell) Armstrong. Following high school in Chicago, he was accepted at Purdue University and graduated with a Chemical Engineering Degree in 1943. He accepted a commission with the United States Navy, serving honorably and bravely throughout World War II in the Solomon Islands. Gus retired from the Naval Reserve in 1964 as a Lieutenant Commander.
After the War, Gus and Jane married, residing in Kansas City until they moved to Seattle in 1956 when he joined Boeing. He enjoyed a 26-year career, retiring in 1982. After Jane passed away, Gus met his present wife, Dorothy. They were married in 1985, residing in Normandy Park before moving to Camano Island in 2006. All of those who knew Gus will miss his sense of humor, his kindness, his smile, and his patriotism.
A Service celebrating his life will be held Sat., Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in 1318 East State Route 532, Camano Island, WA 98282. His ashes will be interred at the St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Burien on Wed., Dec. 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, or your local Food Bank.
Please share your thoughts of Gus and sign the online guest register at www.gilbertsonfh.com.
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 2, 2013