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Donald Rowe Armstrong Memorial
Donald Rowe Armstrong Memorial

Donald Rowe Armstrong

Donald Rowe Armstrong

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Donald Rowe Armstrong, 57, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed into eternal sleep on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Seattle Washington, after a very long battle with Liver Disease.

He was born on June 19, 1961 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the son of John, Sr. and Nellie (Self) Armstrong.

As a young man Don worked in shake and sawmills. He was a volunteer Firefighter for the Punkin Center Station.  He then worked for 16 years as a welder and weld shop supervisor for Janicki industries. He loved building things out of metal with his hands.

Don loved fishing, hunting, camping and just being outdoors. He also loved sitting on the porch and visiting with family; especially with the joys of his life, his grandchildren.

Don is survived by his two daughters, Amanda Armstrong (Kyle), Shelley (Jesus) Soto; his mother,  Nellie Pressley; stepfather, Wayne Pressley; two brothers,  John W. (Patsy) Armstrong, Jr., Jim (Nancy)  Armstrong;  sister, Cassandra (Paul) Armstrong-Wagner; two half-brothers,  Mark, Anthony, and Michael Armstrong; 5 grandchildren,  Rider and Haylee Spencer, Jesus, Adalina, and Alejandro Soto;  numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He is preceded in death by his paternal father, John W. Armstrong Sr.; 3 sets of grandparents; sister, Juanita Marie Armstrong; niece, Aleigha Marie Armstrong; nephew, Bruce Ian Gilbert Armstrong.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00PM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley, with Pastor Jim Cannon officiating.  Following the service the family invites you for a time of fellowship and refreshments at the home of John and Patsy Armstrong’s in Sedro-Woolley.


  • Christy Squier

    Don I’m sorry I didn’t know you better. Living on opposite coasts and not much time to visit. I’m so grateful seeing you one last time at Aunt Peachies. It was a wonderful time I couldn’t pass up. Sorry to know you were ill for so long. Till we meet again. Rest In Peace.

  • Leslie Doescher Bates

    God bless you jimbo and all family. Life is so short as we realize , more as we age on . Too much cancer and other life threatening diseases to keep us on our toes and tears . Bless you all and love and prayers ! ❤️🙏🏻 Leslie Doescher Bates

  • Tina Schulze Rexroth

    To all Don’s Family and Friends, may you find peace in your memories. Gone too soon! Don was always nice to me and just like many of the families of our childhood, we all looked out for each other, just like a large extended family. His memory will live on through his grandchildren! Share stories with them as often as you can. Don’t be sad he is gone, be happy that he lived. Love and Hugs, Tina Schulze Rexroth

  • Heather

    Oh how you will be missed by so many.. thank you for always letting me come over and mess up your kitchen with Shelley.. we had so much fun❤️ love and miss you❤️

  • S W

    Though others may not know exactly how you feel, may you take comfort in the loving support they give. Also know that “the God of all comfort” will comfort you in your time of need. – 2Corinthians 1:3 Please accept my sincere condolences.