Herbert Armstrong Obituary (2021) – Salt Lake City, UT

Herbert Schnee Armstrong (herb)


Park City, UT – Herbert “Herbie” Snow Armstrong passed away on September 29th at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Herb was born on February 4, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helouise Snow Armstrong and William Melbourne Armstrong. He was the oldest of three children.

Herb grew up on The Avenues of Salt Lake City and graduated from East High School in 1955. He attended the University of Utah for two years before his grandfather Herbert Ashby Snow died. Herb decided to drop out of college to save his grandfather’s ranch in Park City, Utah, where milking cows became his new life. Herb worked many odd jobs, including serving in the National Guard for nine years. A constant in his life has been his love for his home and the Park City estate. That was his “baby” and he worked on it to the end.

Herb was a special man – a special friend for many. In a word, to describe him, that word would be “generous”. Many acres of the original Park City ranch are now protected, brokered through Utah Open Lands, and home to the popular Armstrong Trail – physical evidence of its generosity. He will be missed.

Herb leaves behind his wife Shellie (Park City), son Dustin, daughter-in-law Brady and sister Anne Prince (Salt Lake City). Herb was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William Melbourne “Mel” Armstrong.

The funeral will take place on October 9, 2021 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. The service for friends and family begins with a Meet & Greet at 10 a.m., followed by a ceremony in the chapel at 11 a.m.

Additionally, friends and family can join a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 3, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Herbs House in Park City.

Herb always reminded those around him that life is short and often told them, “Don’t forget to play hard.” Instead of flowers, please donate to the Utah Open Lands, Friends of Animals, or buy yourself a drink!

The service is broadcast via Zoom. Please visit Larkinmortuary.com for more information.

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune October 1-5, 2021.

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