Soldotna resident, Mrs. Dorothy Mae (Morgan) Armstrong, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at Heritage Place in Soldotna.
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No services will be held per Dorothy's request.
Dorothy was born on April 29, 1923 to the late John and Georgia Morgan, near Pillager, Minnesota. Dorothy lived in Pillager until her early 20's and then moved out to Portland, Ore., where she worked in the ship yards during World War II as an electricians helper. In 1964, her son Doug, introduced her to a US Navy man, Richard Armstrong. Dorothy and Richard were married on September 26, 1966 in Portland. Soon after, they moved to Puyallup, Wash., and lived there until moving to Soldotna in April of 1999 to be closer to family. Dorothy was very talented at crocheting and making desserts. Many people were blessed to receive one of her wonderful handmade blankets or plates of peanut butter fudge. Dorothy's favorite color was purple and every summer she looked forward to the lilac bouquets that filled her room with her favorite scent. She and Rich enjoyed going to weekly lunches with the local HAM radio club. In her later years at Heritage Place she loved to visit with the nurses, employees, family and friends. Her family and friends will miss her and they all feel very blessed to have been a part of her life.
She is preceded in death by her sons' Dean Nelson, Dale Nelson, and Danny Armstrong.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years Charles Richard Armstrong of Soldotna, son Douglas Nelson of Soldotna, brother Leo "Bud" Morgan of Winona, Minn., sister Lois Sandberg of Pillager, Minn., 12 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
Letters of condolence can be sent to Richard Armstrong, P.O. Box 1837, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 23, 2012