Delpha LeRay Beard Armstrong, 75, of Tetonia, Idaho, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her home surrounded by loved ones.
Delpha was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Rexburg to William Richard and Vera Ione Fullmer Beard. She attended school in Tetonia and Driggs.
She met her sweetheart and love of her life, Orville Armstrong, in 1953. They were married Oct. 11, 1953, in Tetonia. They lived in Culbertson, Mont., working different construction jobs. They also worked in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.
In 1965, they opened the Tetonia Club in Tetonia and built their house there in 1966. They also worked in American Falls, living back and forth between there and Tetonia.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She was a founding member of the Teton Valley Saddle Club, Teton Valley Wagon Train and Tetonia Businessman's Association. She was an owner of In & Out Gas Station.
She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and all of the Tetonia kids whom she helped raise. Everyone was always welcome at Delpha's home.
She is survived by her husband, Orville of Tetonia; children, Penny (Lynn) Schiess of Victor, Wally (Gina) Armstrong of Idaho Falls, Kelly (Shelli Johnson) Armstrong of Tetonia, Layne (Lorelei) Armstrong of Ashton, Vern (Terri) Armstrong of Tetonia and Kitrina (Travis) Wagoner of Surrey, N.D.; siblings, DeAnna (Cal Duke) Berger and Thad (Marlene) Beard; sister-in-law, Phyllis Picard; and brother-in-law, Fred Poland; 34 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Vera Beard; a brother, Ricky Beard; and a granddaughter, Heidi Armstrong.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Tetonia LDS Chapel with Bishop Brent Robson officiating. The family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, both times at the church in Tetonia. Interment will be in Cache-Clawson Cemetery under the direction of Baxter Funeral Home of Ashton.