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Norman Ray Armstrong
August 22, 1934 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Norm was a loving, feisty, devoted man who could always be counted on for a funny joke or quick remark that would make you laugh. On August 26, he decided it was time to hang it up and return home with the love of his life, Anita.
Norman was born in Iowa on August 22, 1934 to Guy and Lura Armstrong. He was the ninth of ten children. They were farmers and worked hard to make a living. They eventually moved to Napa, CA. When he was only 18, he met and married Anita. They raised four kids and lived their best lives together for 48 years before Anita passed in 2000.
Norm worked hard to provide for his family. He was in the Air Force during the Korean War. After serving his country, he worked at Mare Island as a welder on the nuclear submarines. Norman retired and decided to go to work at Beringer Winery driving forklifts in the warehouse. Just to keep busy, he also enjoyed helping his son build houses.
Norman enjoyed many things in life! His family was the most important. Spending time with them is what made him happiest. Playing with the grandkids, golfing, steelhead fishing, hunting, watching the 49'ers beat the Raiders, cheering for the SF Giants were among his top choices of how to spend the day. We cannot forget the Moose Lodge! He loved going over to see his buddies, have a beer, get on the football pools, and have a good laugh.
Dad is survived by his four children: Ron, Debbie, Rick (Cindy) and Brandy (Jason). He also has four grandchildren: Jim, Amber, Nick, Jake; and six great-grandchildren: Katie, Caleb, Reese, Hannah, Sterling and Ariella. Dad also leaves behind his best buddy, Joey. He was predeceased by his grandson, Christopher.
Mom and Dad are laid to rest together at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.
If you knew our dad, you know what he would want you to do… grab your favorite beer, know he is dancing with mom again and cheer for their happily ever after!