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Dorothy Gunn White Armstrong

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Dorothy Gunn White Armstrong Obituary
1919 ~ 2012
On August 23, 2012, surrounded by her loved ones, our dear sweet little mother began the third part of her eternal journey. After a two and a half year battle with Dementia she has joined her eternal companion, son, sister, mother and her father whom she had not seen since she was five years old. Mom was born June 25 1919 to George Edward White and Alice Gunn White in her grandmother's home in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the first of three children. At one month old she was taken back to her home in Metropolis, NV. Their home was a tent with a dirt floor. During the later part of 1924, when mom was 5 years old, they moved back to Salt Lake where her father passed away on March 15, 1925. Mom graduated from West High School in 1937 and went to work at Sears where she met her eternal companion Clifford Earl Armstrong. They were married on December 23, 1939, later solemnized on April 23, 1958 in the Salt Lake City Temple. He died December 14, 2003, nine days short of their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary. From this union came six children. On March 39, 1940 her mother married Franklin A. Devey. He brought three sisters and one brother into the family.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She had several callings, her favorites were visiting teacher, secretary of the young women's mutual, and ward librarian. She is survived by her three daughters: Darlene (Richard) Jones, Mesquite NV, Susan (Tom) West, Carol (Jeff) Coombs, daughter-in-law Patricia Armstrong, two sons Lynn and Kent all of Salt Lake City. Close family friend Lee Koseck, Brothers Don G. White, Floyd (Dowena) Devey, both Salt Lake City, sister Fay (Norman) Hansen, Green Mountain, UT. Also survived by 44 grandchildren and 66 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great granddaughters, and many nieces and nephews that she loved very much. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, son: C. Earl Armstrong Jr., sisters Loie (Lee) Larsen, Flora (Bill) Gheen, Fern (Leo) Soderstrom, and sister-in-law Barbara White.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Foothill Sixth Ward, 2215 Roosevelt, Salt Lake City, UT. at 12:00 Noon. The family will receive guests from 10:30 - 11:30 am prior to services. Viewing will be held at the ward the evening of Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 6 - 8 pm. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Russon Brothers. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com
The family wishes to express gratitude to Love/CNS Hospice for the compassion and care of our little mother the past two years, especially John, Jimmy, Joy, Charlie, Anne, Heather and Debbie. We would also like to express our gratitude to volunteers Linda and Nancy for their time spent reading and visiting with Mom.

Published in Deseret News from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2012
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