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Death notices for Lucille Armstrong and Lois Sellsted


Lucille E. Armstrong, 90, died on Feb. 25, 2006, in White Salmon. She was born in Yakima, on March 2, 1915, to Art and Mamie Davis.

She grew up on the family farm on the Lower Ahtanum Road near Union Gap, and was married on May 20, 1937, to Leighton Armstrong who preceded her in death in 1974. The couple resided in Union Gap until they moved their family of five children to a small farm near Husum in 1949.

Mrs. Armstrong loved country living with all the wildlife to see and enjoyed raising pets and a variety of farm animals, a huge vegetable garden, and beautiful flowers. She liked walks in the forest and picking the many wild berries with which she made pies, jams, and jellies of all sorts. She was known for her cooking, which was appreciated greatly by her family and friends.

She developed an interest and skill in arts and crafts in her later years, especially enjoying ceramics, oil painting, charcoal drawing, and flower arranging. She also handcrafted many quilts for her grandchildren.

Mrs. Armstrong eventually moved to White Salmon, residing at the Mountain View Care Home at the time of her death. In addition to her husband Leighton, she was preceded in death by her sisters Rosemary Austin and Eva Mae Owen.

She is survived by her brother Lee Davis, Warden; daughter Carole Molter, Hefley Creek, British Columbia, Canada; sons Ron and Darrell, White Salmon, Mark, Hines, Ore., and Michael, Eagle Creek, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and numerous other family members and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Mountain View Home, 1424 Brislawn Loop Road, White Salmon, Wash. 98672.

At her request, a private, immediate family graveside service will be held at Terrace Heights Cemetery in Yakima at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2006.


92-year-old Lois Christine Sellsted died at her home in Carson on February 26, 2006. She was born in Thomas, Okla., on Sept. 1, 1913, the daughter of Edna (Swanson) and Charles Brrong.

She lived in Oklahoma until the age of three, at which time she moved to Weiser, Idaho. Her family settled in Underwood, and Lois grew up there, graduating from Columbia Union High School in 1932. On July 2, 1948, she married Herbert Sellsted in Stevenson. Mrs. Sellsted worked as a seasonal fruit packer, retiring 35 years ago.

She was a huge Chicago Cubs fan and a great cook. Mrs. Sellsted loved taking drives in the woods and trips to the beach. She enjoyed reading mysteries and romantic and gothic novels. Mrs. Sellsted was a former member of the Eagles Lodge and the Willard Women's Club.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert; daughters Donna Bryant, Portland, Ore., and Kathleen Sellsted, Carson; son Michael Sellsted, Carson; brother Eugene Brrong, Troutdale, Ore.; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by siblings Charles Jr., Fred, Isaac, Earl and Lloyd, and Dorothy and Donald who were twins.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon with interment to follow at Chris Zada Cemetery in Underwood.

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