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William Kenneth “Bill” Armstrong

November 27, 2013 by

Bill Armstrong, 84, died at the Lake District Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Bill was born to Oliver and Allie (Hayes) Armstrong on Aug. 15, 1929 in Garden City, Kan.

Due to health reasons, he moved to the Bend area when he was 15 years old and worked for some time breaking horses for the U. S. Cavalry. He eventually came to Lake County and worked for the ZX and a few other ranches before moving to Willow Ranch to work in the mill. After the closure of the mill, he returned to Lakeview and worked for Lakeview Lumber Products sawmill until retiring in 1994 at the age of 65. He spent the rest of his life running his ranch.

Even though Bill was a very busy man, he found the time to do the things he enjoyed like team roping and bull riding. He was instrumental in establishing the Lake County Roping Club and being the 1970 Champion roper for the Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty; his parents; and brother, Oliver, Jr.

Bill is survived by his loving soul mate of 37 years, Gloria Wood; sons, Donald Armstrong of Eugene and Bill Armstrong of Medford; daughter, Barbara Armstrong of Central Point; sisters, Rose Jones of Portland and Gladys Boyd of Garden City, Kan.; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at Desert Rose Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 with interment in the Westside Cemetery.

Contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Desert Rose Funeral Chapel had charge of the arrangements.

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