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Obituary: ARMSTRONG, DORIS

Published: Thursday, Oct. 23 2014 2:12 a.m. MDT

Doris Peacock Armstrong 6/11/1919 ~ 8/5/2011

Doris Peacock Armstrong was born on 11 June 1919 to John Joseph Clifford Peacock and Ellen Clune in West Hartlepool, Co. Durham, England. Doris passed away 5 August 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Doris was known by all for her kindness, sense of humor, great memory and love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Doris spent her youth living on farms in her beloved England. She loved to learn and read. She often quoted poetry learned in her youth. During World War II Doris served her country in the National Fire Service performing air-raid and administrative duties. Doris married Edward G. Armstrong on 20 May 1944 in Birmingham, England. Doris and Ted immigrated to Utah in 1946. Doris, her mother and brother were converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1934. Doris spent much of her life in service to others and the LDS church. She served a mission in England in 1941 and returned with Ted to serve in the London South mission in 1984. Doris was Young Women's president for the British Isles during World War II. Doris was secretary to several church leaders both in England and Utah. Doris loved family history work and spent many years researching her ancestors. Doris was a great teacher and influenced many with her knowledge of the scriptures and testimony. Doris is survived by her daughter Deanne (David) Curtis; grand-daughters Cassell Booker, Ellen (Nick) Gordon, Emily (Steven) Carlson, and Debbie Curtis; great-grandchildren Chandler, Emily, Matthew, Abigail and Anthony; and brother Clifford Peacock (England). Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Bryan; sisters Alice and Agnes; and brothers John, Arthur, and Robert. The family expresses thanks for all those who have loved and helped care for Doris. Funeral services will be held Thursday 11 August 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grandview Ward Building, 2930 South 2000 East. Friends may call Wednesday evening 10 August 2011 at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 am prior to the funeral services. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Messages and tributes to the family can be posted at: www.holbrookmortuary.com