Elizabeth 'Bessie' Mae Armstrong, born Nov. 16, 1926, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Con W. Jackson and Elizabeth 'Bessie' Jackson. She married James 'Jim' G. Armstrong on Nov. 25, 1953. Growing up, Bessie enjoyed being active in her high school where she loved being a majorette and a cheerleader. She sang in a trio that performed for injured veterans returning from WWII. She was voted the most popular girl in high school. After her marriage to Jim, she enjoyed life on the ranch with her husband and children. She loved Republican politics and playing bridge. She lived a full life. Bessie was an avid reader and a generous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her family dearly. Preceded in death by her son, Tom Armstrong. Survived by her loving husband, Jim Armstrong; children, Jack (Sue) Armstrong and Stephen Lee Armstrong; daughter-in-law, Mary Yergert; grandchildren, Malinda (Chris) Matthew, J.W. Armstrong, Cambria Armstrong, Jackson Ryan Armstrong and Travis Armstrong; great-grandchildren, Luke Armstrong and Jentry Matthew. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of her life will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Jim, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bessie. We enjoyed so much getting to know both of you and your family during our time together at the Pueblo Regent. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. God bless.
    Kelly and Debbie Autry

  2. Jim and Family – I am Carl Goss’s daughter, Susan. When I saw the announcement I automatically went to all the memories of daddy talking about you all helping each other on the ranch and later visiting together in Pueblo West. I just wanted you to know that my prayers are with you. It is never easy and will never be the same but we revel in the fond memories of friends and you all had many! Blessings,
    Susan Parker

  3. Jim and family we are so sorry to hear about Bessie. She was the sweetest most loving person anyone could ever know. I loved her and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    Randy and Lauri McMullen

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