Allen A. Armstrong, 88, of Seaside, Oregon, succumbed to cancer on April 1, 2013, with his family at his side.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1924, to William H. and Olive V. Armstrong in Buffalo, NY. He married Joyce L. Harvey on June 14, 1947, in Owego, NY. In January 1949, they moved to Portland, Oregon. He worked for Ma Bell, Roseburg Lumber and Umpqua Dairy, where he retired from in 1985 as a truck driver.

Allen was a WWII Veteran, serving in the Army from 1941-1943 in the South Pacific.

He is survived by: daughter Kathy Adams & partner Monica Hutchens of Seaside, daughter Nancy Hesseltine (Greg) of Roseburg. Grandchildren: Rick Adams (Mary), Randy Adams (Wendy), Andrew Adams (Genie), all of the Astoria area, Michelle (Leif) of Grants Pass, Kara Hesseltine of Rosburg, Jessica Osborn (JD) of Harrisburg. Great-grandchildren: Jasmine Adams of Astoria, Brittany Young of Georgia, Samantha Young of Roseburg, Jay Dee Osborn of Harrisburg. Great-great-granddaughter: Brylee Young of Roseburg. Brother: Chuck Armstrong (Charlotte). Sisters: Ethel Armstrong, Hazel Van Susan (Larry), Phyllis Alexander (Victor). And many nieces and nephews, all from NY state.

Preceded in death: parents William & Ollie, his wife Joyce, mother-in-law Louise Bugbee; brothers Jack, Porter, Harold and Howard; sisters Mary, Ruth and Roberta.

Private Family interment will be at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Roseburg, Or., on June 8, 2013. Cremation arrangements were handled by Caldwell’s Luce-Layton of Astoria.

In lieu of flowers & church service, at Allen’s request, please make donations to a local American Cancer Society chapter or a charity of one’s choice.


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