Ella E. Armstrong

Ella E. Armstrong

Ella E. Armstrong

ALTAMONT — Ella E. Armstrong was a woman with deep commitments — to her long-time work as a dental hygienist teacher in the Guilderland schools, to her church, to her fire department auxiliary, and to her family. She died on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. She was 94.

She was born in Stony Creek, a small town in Warren County, New York, on April 20, 1924 to the late Thompson and Vera (née Mesick) Ward. She graduated from Altamont High School in 1941 and went on to Eastman Dental School in Rochester.

Mrs. Armstrong was a dental hygienist teacher for the Guilderland School District for many years, retiring in 1968. She was a lifetime member of the Altamont Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary, serving 65 years. She was a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was an avid bowler and was on a traveling bowling league.

She is survived by her siblings, Katherine Matson, Lewis Ward, John Ward, Vera Ward, and David Ward; and by her children, Charles “Tom” Armstrong and his wife, Candace, and Allen Ward Armstrong and his wife, Donna. She was a beloved grandmother to several grandchildren.

Her husband, Charles Robert Armstrong, died before her, as did her daughter, E. Charlayne Turner; her sister, Roberta Chesebrough; and her brother, Thompson Bertel Ward.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fredendall Funeral Home at 199 Main St. in Altamont. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont. Interment will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Guilderland.

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