Hildegarde Marie Armstrong - age: 91
(June 25, 1921 to December 22, 2012
There will be no public services, but a family ceremony will be scheduled at the Madison gravesite in the spring.
Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home – Buxton
BUXTON- Hildegarde (Hilda) Marie Cowett Armstrong passed away on December 22, 2012 after enduring the effects of Alzheimer’s disease for many years. Born the youngest of five on June 25,1921 to Helen and James Cowett of Limestone, Maine, she was raised on the family farm, attended local schools, and graduated from Caribou High School. While in Connecticut working for Colt Manufacturing as an inspection specialist, she met her husband of sixty-three years, Stanley S. Armstrong. After his service in World War II, they married and moved back to Maine, living for years in Norridgewock and later in Fort Fairfield before retiring in Buxton in 1985.
While Hilda worked outside the home for many years, her focus of life was the health, happiness, and success of her family. As a caring and trusting mother and house wife she put her heart and soul into providing a stable, loving, and wholesome home life for her children. Through many challenges, Hilda’s sense of what really matters carried everyone to better times and richer lives.
While shy, she was always quick to smile and affectionately tease. Hilda read her Bible daily, applying the teachings to family life. She enjoyed being outdoors, and whether going for long walks, skiing, or just picking wild strawberries, nature renewed her. Hilda excelled in the kitchen. Her country style meals and delectable baking had her friends asking themselves over for dinner.
Hilda was predeceased by husband Stanley and son David Brian. Surviving are her sons Daniel J. Armstrong and his wife Katherine of Buxton, Stanley D. Armstrong and his wife Stacie of Raymond, Jeffery M. Armstrong and wife Judy of Fort Fairfield, and her daughter Jennifer M. Marden and her husband Eric of Boothbay, and also her sister- in- law Leona Cowett and her daughters Iris Clark and Marcia Cowett of Norridgewock. Hilda will be missed by grandchildren Renee Hay and her husband Steven and daughter Claira, Shea Armstrong and his wife Victoria, Anna Marden, Lindsey Marden, Jonas Armstrong and Luke Armstrong as well as many extended family and friends.
The family appreciates the considerate care given to Hilda by the Springbrook Center staff and would like any remembrances be donations to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) in her name. There will be no public services, but a family ceremony will be scheduled at the Madison gravesite in the spring.
Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home – Buxton www.DCPate.com