1916 ~ 2003

Clifford E. Armstrong, Sr. age 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather returned to his Father in Heaven on Sunday, December 14, 2003 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 3, 1916 in Salt Lake City to Joseph Columbus and Camilla Theodora Christensen Armstrong. He married his beloved sweetheart Dorothy Gunn White, December 23, 1939. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on April 23, 1958.

Together they raised six children: C. Earl (Pat) Armstrong, Jr., D. Lynn Armstrong, Darlene (Richard) Jones, Sue (Tom) West, Kent Armstrong, and Carol (Jeff) Coombs.

He was a retailer with Sears in California, Provo, Logan and Salt Lake City areas. His greatest joy in the forty years with Sears was serving his customers. After retirement from Sears, he continued to enjoy serving his customers at Boats Inc. and Robinson's Medical Mart. He loved golf, boating with his family, fishing with his buddies, and all the special people he met at Flaming Gorge and Lake Powell, He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports and his weekly meetings with his friends at Wally's and Dee's. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities, one of the greatest being his positions that let him deal with the youth of the Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, three sons and three daughters, 40 Grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, two brothers; Harry (Melba) and Tom (Gladys) Armstrong.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 12:00 noon in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South, Salt Lake City. Following the graveside, a life celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Foothill 6th Ward, 1794 South Texas Street (2405 East), Salt Lake City. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Salt Lake Mortuary, 255 South 200 East. Online guest book and directional maps available at www.russonmortuary.com.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to make Christmas special for an underprivileged child, i.e. Christmas Box, or Angel Tree.