Effie Elizabeth "Betty" Armstrong

Pecos, Texas

Mar 7, 1927 – Oct 8, 2013 (Age 86)


March 7, 1927
October 8, 2013
Pecos, Texas
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PECOS Effie Elizabeth "Betty" Billeiter Armstrong passed away, surrounded by a loving family, on October 8, 2013, in Monahans, Texas. She was born March 7, 1927, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, to Effie and Joseph S. Billeiter. She attended and graduated from Kerrville Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas. Betty married Weldon Scott Armstrong, Sr. on January 18, 1948, in Pecos, Texas, and they made Pecos their home.
Betty was a wonderful mother to four children: Scott Jr., John Cole, April, and David. Her husband Scott was a rancher in Reeves and Culberson counties, and Betty always cherished her life as a ranch wife, particularly enjoying all the years and memories of ranching the Dillyhunt, Rock House and Apache Ranches in Culberson County.
Owing to her roots as a Louisiana girl, Betty was a wonderful cook, especially when it came to preparing traditional Cajun dishes, such as jambalaya and gumbo. Many great Thanksgiving meals were enjoyed by the Armstrongs and Billeiters at the family home.
She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Pecos. Being a Catholic, she was also a big Notre Dame football fan. The family always knew what channel the TV would be turned to on Saturday afternoon in the fall.
Betty was blessed with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. And whether she was referred to as Ma, Ma'l, or Grandma Betty, she was the best Grandma and Great Grandma anyone could ever hope for.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Effie and Joseph Billeiter, her husband, Weldon Scott Armstrong, Sr., and by three brothers: C.W., David, and Johnny Billeiter. Betty is survived by her children, Scott (Regina) Armstrong, Jr. of Pecos, John Cole (Sam) Armstrong of Pecos, April (Rudy) Perez of Edgewood, NM, and David (Vickie) Armstrong of Monahans. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren, one brother, Joe (Beryl) Billeiter of Pecos, two sisters-in-law, Hope Armstrong Wilson and Bana Armstrong, both of Pecos, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Friday, October 11, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Pecos, with burial to follow at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Rosary will be Thursday, October 10th, 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Catherine's Catholic Church, the West of the Pecos Museum, or a charity of your choice.

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So sad to hear about your loss.You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. The Bourkes

We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful person inside and out.
Paul and Pam Wein

I had the great honor of caring for Mrs. Betty Armstrong her last few weeks here in Monahans. She had the most amazing spirit. Her smile brighten the world. My husband and I were blessed to have her in our lives even for a short time. We are blessed to call her family our friends. The Qualls.

My condolences to the Armstrong Family.