Obituary: Armstrong, Mildred Marie “Millie” (Alberg)
ARMSTRONG, Mildred Marie
Millie passed away at the Royal Park Care Center after 95 years of living a life that was full and enjoyable. She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Armstrong, brother Jimmy Alberg and sister Jean Hansen. Having been born in Creston, WA, she soon moved to Tekoa, WA where she graduated from Tekoa High School. After graduation she went to work for the telephone company in Tekoa. She then met and married Jimmy Armstrong. Millie and Jimmy then moved to Spokane where he became a locomotive engineer for the NPRR and she began raising a family. From this union came 3 children Marva Randall, Glenda Reed, Denny Armstrong, 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and one more great-great grandchild to be born on May 26. Millie joined the Hillyard Christian Church in 1954 and remained faithful to Jesus the rest of her life. Millie was known for three things: The love she showed her family and friends; the awesome cook that she was; and ‘Millie’s Cakes’. If you went to visit Millie you could always count on either a set down meal or a cup of coffee to wash down the trimmings from the just decorated wedding cake. Millie’s family will always remember the love she showed for each of us. Whether it was mending a broken bone or a broken heart, she was always there for us. If Millie could give us a farewell thought, I believe it would go something like this. “Honeybun, I’ve been whopper jawed and not put together for quite some time now, but at this time I am very put together all the way down. So don’t grieve for me, I’m just where I want to be. I love ya all the way.” Funeral services will be held Friday May 18, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at the Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park.