ARMSTRONG, Margery L.
Of Kennewick, Washington,
died on June 5, 2011.
Margery lived most of her
life in Harrington,
Washington, and was born
there on July 21, 1922, to
Gottlieb and Christine
Knapp. Margery was
preceded in death by her
parents and siblings, Hedwig Wagner, Karl Knapp, George Knapp, Pauline Longmore and Alice LePere.
Margery met the love of her life, Dean H. Armstrong, in first grade. Margery and Dean graduated from Harrington High School in 1940 and attended Washington State College, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. They were married on December 26, 1942. In early 1943 Margery returned home to Harrington while Dean began his military service. When Dean returned in 1946, they lived in Harrington where Margery was a homemaker and Dean was a wheat farmer. They moved to Kennewick in 2009 to be near their son, Jan R. Armstrong, and their beloved daughter-in-law, Gail L. Armstrong.
Margery is survived by her husband, son and daughter-in-law. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews that meant the world to her, dear friends from Harrington, and new friends she met during her time in Kennewick. Margery was a wonderful, caring, compassionate wife, mother, aunt and friend.
Music was Margery's passion, and she spent her entire life playing the piano and organ. She was the organist at her church in Harrington for over five decades and played at innumerable weddings and funerals. She also taught piano lessons for many years. She was active in various roles at her church, served as a director on the Harrington School Board, and served for many years as a trustee of the Lincoln Hospital Foundation. She was a 61 year member of Chapter AG of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Her hobbies included golf, bridge, cooking, and making cookies for her family and friends. She loved having a good cup of coffee or tea with her friends, along with some cookies.
Margery has requested that there be no memorial service. Memorials may be made to: Harrington Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 51, Harrington, WA 99134; Lincoln Hospital Foundation, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, WA 99122; or The Chaplaincy-Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.