Esther Ann Morris Armstrong, the daughter of Lee Garwood Morris and Mary Priscilla Bartling Morris was born on 1 February 1934, in Montrose, Colorado. She died 5 October 2021, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, from the effects of pneumonia. A 1952 graduate of Montrose High School, Esther then served in the Air Force. She married Aubrey Thomas Armstrong on 24 December 1960, and they were married for 46 years until his death in 2007 living many of those years in the Phoenix area where she worked for the school system. They returned to the Montrose area and following Tom's passing, she volunteered at Sharing Ministeries. She spent the last few years of her life residing at the Atrium of Grand Valley in Grand Junction where she was near her brother Gard Morris and his wife Bobbie who lovingly attended to her needs. Esther and Tom had three children, Nadine Clare, Roy Evan, and Mary Eileen. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her son Roy Evan, her daughter Mary Eileen, her parents, Lee and Mary Morris, brothers, Max Garwood Morris, Rex Wayne Morris, and Gard Allen Morris, a sister, Wilma Nadine Morris Nutter (Roy), and is survived by her daughter Nadine Armstrong (Edward Whiteside, Jr.) of Good Year, Arizona, her brother Vaughn Lee Morris and wife Nona of Albuquerque, New Mexico, her aunt Joan Bartling (Henry) of Montrose, and a number of cousins on the Morris and Bartling sides of the families.
Services were conducted by Pastor Rolland Kenneson of Rosemont Baptist Church on Friday, October 15th, 2021. She will be intered at Valley Lawns, Montrose, Colorado. Grand Valley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (970) 549-1114 Internment will be at a later date.
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