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Obituary: Gloria Armstrong Whittle

5/8/22 ~ 3/3/03

The spirit of Gloria Palmer, earthly daughter of John and Georginia Palmer, returned to Heaven the morning of March 3, 2003.

Gloria was born May 8, 1922 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She married Kenneth Armstrong and together they raised three children, Jim, John and Peggy. They were later divorced. After several years, she married Patrick Whittle and they have spent the last 20 years of life together. Pat's children and grandchildren became hers and her children and grandchildren became his. The essence of family was personified in Gloria's ability to bring everyone together. Her's was not a family tree, but rather a family hedge.

She is survived by her husband Pat; a brother Rudy; and a sister Mary; along with her three children, Jim Armstrong, John Armstrong and Peggy Marty; and step daughter Louise Isham (Randy). Pat and Gloria's grandchildren are: Katie (Essex) Madel, Karen (Essex) Fairhurst, Matthew Isham, Patrick Essex, Leah Isham, Phillip Essex, Emily (Isham) Christensen, Daniel Isham, Michael Isham, Jared Armstrong, Drew Armstrong, Kresta Falk, Sam Armstrong, Tyler Richardson and Sarah Armstrong. Great-grandchildren include Michael Christensen, Tyler Isham, Trevor Madel, Jacob Christensen, Karson Fairhurst, Parker Isham, plus Cody and Hailey Falk.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers; and Kenneth Armstrong.

Please celebrate Gloria's life as family and friends on Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Salt Lake 4th Ward Chapel, 142 W. 200 N. Viewing from 10:30 to 11:45, followed by a celebration of her life at 12 noon.