Virginia M. Armstrong, 95, of Wevertown passed away late afternoon March 18, 2020 at Elderwood Nursing home in North Creek.
Virginia was born on October 22, 1924 to Lee and Gladys (Hitchcock) Wescott in Johnsburg, where she grew up and attended a one room schoolhouse.
At the age of 19, she married the love of her life, Phillip Noble Armstrong on April 10, 1944. They were happily married for 58 years before Phillip’s passing in September of 2002. Together they raised three children, 2 sons and a daughter.
She and Phillip moved to their home in Wevertown in 1974. Here Virginia served as the town’s Postmaster, operating out of their home until she retired in 1984.
Virginia was a woman of great faith and an active member of the Wesleyan Church in Bakers Millers and later faithfully attended Calvary Bible Church in Wevertown until no longer able. Her faith was evident in her kind, humble spirit, her love of people and the profound grace with which she lived her life.
In her younger years Virginia loved being active. She and Phillip enjoyed riding their motorcycle, often taking day trips with no particular destination. She was also an avid snowmobiler during the winter months and was known to have quite the lead foot.
Later in life Virginia developed a passion for crocheting and knitting. She could often be seen, needles in hand, crafting a new blanket, sweater, or socks for the newest infant in the family. Boy did she love the babies. It was one of her greatest joys to sit and rock them for hours. She also loved to play the organ which she often did on cue at the request of her grandchildren, which were her pride and joy.
She was an amazing cook and her raspberry pie, homemade rolls and mashed potatoes were legendary. It gave her great joy to feed her family and any visitors that may happen to pop in. She was always up for company and loved to visit with people.
She was fondly referred to as Mama Ginny by many in the community, a name given to her by her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Virginia was pre-deceased by her Son Richard (Dick) Armstrong and her sister Barbara Russell.
She is survived by her son John Armstrong and his wife Wanda of Chestertown; her daughter Phyllis Millington and her husband Ed of Trenton, FL, and her daughter in law Glenda Fuller of Queensbury. She also has 8 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grand daughter along with several nieces and nephews.
Due to the recent pandemic, a memorial service to celebrate her life will be conducted at a later date at a time to be announced.
The family warmly requests that any donations be made in her name to: Calvary Bible Church, PO Box 91, Wevertown, NY 12886.
Please visit www.alexanderfh.net for online guest book and condolences.
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