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Paul B. Armstrong, 84

| November 11, 2010 11:45 AM

Paul B. Armstrong, 84, passed away in Post Falls, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, in Coffelt's Funeral Chapel, 109 N. Division Ave., Sandpoint. Ed Dittmar, Post Falls, will be conducting with inurnment in Pinecrest Memorial Park.

Paul was born in Dodge City, Kan., on March 30, 1926, the son of Francis and Ruth Armstrong. He graduated from high school in Vale, Ore., in 1944. Following high school he joined the U.S. Army, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corp.

In 1949 he started his career with the Union Pacific Railroad as a section hand. He followed his work with Union Pacific living in Southern Idaho and Utah. He was promoted to different positions, with UP, and lived in Spokane, Wash., from 1960 until 1968.

He married Veldonna Osborn on June 22, 1975, in Sandpoint, and retired, from the railroad, in 1986 as Engineer of Track. He moved to Sandpoint to become a farmer, raising hay and feeding horses. He later became a snowbird, spending winters in Yuma, Ariz., moving to Post Falls in 2002.

Paul loved hunting, fishing, haying on his farm, reloading ammunition and target shooting. He was a member of the NRA and the Sandpoint Saddle Club.

He is survived by his wife, Veldonna in Post Falls; three children Paula Laws in Rathdrum, Glen Armstrong in Post Falls and Neil Armstrong in Ontario, Canada.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters Ruth Ardis Gudischinki in Alaska; Carol Westfall in Homedale and Joan Whitlow in Yuma.

Family and friends are invited to sign Paul's online guest book at www.coffeltfuneral.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Coffelt Funeral Service.

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