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 Cecil Edward Armstrong

Cecil Edward Armstrong

Birth
Laneville, Rusk County, Texas, USA
Death 17 Jan 2013 (aged 82)
Texas, USA
Burial Hitchcock, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 103785969 · View Source
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CECIL EDWARD ARMSTRONG passed away Thursday morning, January 17, 2013.

Cecil was born in Laneville, Texas on December 18, 1930 to Lawrence and Mary Armstrong. He moved to Texas City in 1948. In 1951 he met the love of his life, Mary Frances Boatman. They were married in Bisbee, Arizona while he was serving in the U. S. Army, stationed in Fort Huachuca, and had been married for 62 years at the time of his death. After serving in the Korean War, they moved to LaMarque and eventually found their home in Santa Fe where they raised twin girls Janet and Joyce. He was very active and involved in VFW Post 5400 in Santa Fe and had served as the Post Commander in 1964. In his early working career he worked on building the original Gulf Freeway between Houston and Galveston and, for a period of time, worked at the Tin Smelter in Texas City before later retiring from Ironworker's Local 135. After retiring they moved to Lake Cherokee in Henderson where they lived for 10 years before returning to Santa Fe in 1994. Cecil was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed woodworking in his garage.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Charlie, Emmitt and Billy Joe.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Frances Boatman Armstrong; daughters, Janet and husband Rodney Hankamer, Joyce Balts; grandchildren, Christy McDade, Candice McDade, Dwayne Hankamer, Jeff Hankamer; great grandchildren, Jazmine and Mikayla McDade; sisters, Dorothy Randalls, Bonnie Flanagan; and brother, Loyd Armstrong.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013, at Hayes Grace Memorial Park, Pastor Tim Gregory officiating.

Visitation with the family will be 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday in the parlor of Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501.


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  • Created by: Kenneth Hockin
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103785969
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cecil Edward Armstrong (18 Dec 1930–17 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103785969, citing Hayes Grace Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Galveston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth Hockin (contributor 46985059) .