Genevieve Myrtle Gashel Armstrong

  • Birth 26 Dec 1914 Rock Falls, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 15 Aug 2009 Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 41292408

Father: Adolph Gashel (1873-1964)
Mother: Caroline Elizabeth Beers Gashel (1879-1957)
They are both buried at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Floyd Co., Iowa and their biographies can be read on that site.

Married: Donald Neville Armstrong (1912-1997), 28 Dec. 1947, Waterloo, Iowa . Don is also buried in the Garden of Memories.

No children.

Genevieve was born in Rock Falls, Iowa, a small community of about 200, the 5th of six children. She had one brother who died before she was born. Her father was a section foreman for the Rock Island Railroad and worked out of Rock Falls. Her parents moved to Cedar Falls, because of a transfer on the RR, in 1923, where Genevieve finished her schooling, graduating from Cedar Falls High School in 1932. The family then moved to Vinton, Iowa, and she worked at the Vinton Produce for two years, then at Hodges Variety Store. When her parents were transferred to Waterloo, Iowa in 1939, she and her younger sister went also. She worked at Grant's Dept. Store and Sears Roebuck & Co. until she was married. She met Don Armstrong through mutual friends, and they were married at her parents' home on 28 Dec. 1947, with family and close friends present.

Genevieve and Don had a love of art in Common. Don had attended the Art Institute of Kansas City following his discharge from the navy in WW II and Genevieve had taken some art courses. She took up a hobby of painting plates for special occasions, and these can still be seen among family members. They also traveled and kept scrapbooks of their trips.

Genevieve died at her home of Cardiac Arithmea.

(not an obituary. Written by M.Andersen Aug. 2009 and not to be used without permission)

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  • Maintained by: Marilyn Andersen
  • Originally Created by: Lynn Schneider
  • Added: 29 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41292408
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Genevieve Myrtle Gashel Armstrong (26 Dec 1914–15 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41292408, citing Garden Of Memories, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Marilyn Andersen (contributor 47381791) .