Teena Marie ArmstrongFebruary 26, 1949 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 68)
Boise resident, Teena Marie Armstrong (68), passed away in her home on Saturday January 6, 2018 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She has returned to her Heavenly Father to use the many wonderful gifts she developed here on Earth.
Teena was born February 26, 1949 in Rupert, Idaho to Elvin C. Kenner and Luana Marie Kenner. She spent her childhood growing up in Rupert attending school there and spending many, many hours at the Rupert Swimming pool. She was on the swimming and diving team and continued to enjoy both throughout her life.
The family moved to Burley where Teena eventually graduated from Burley High School (Go Bobcats!) in 1967. During her junior year, she found employment at the Ponderosa Inn. Her sister, Lu Anne, worked with her cleaning rooms to earn money to buy a car. This was very important because with that car, her life took a turn. Lu Anne and Teena would “cruise” Main Street in Burley and on the 13th of November, they found themselves stopped at a red light. A blue pickup with two boys in it pulled up and Teena said, “Don’t you know how to drive?”
Teena had just met Mark Armstrong, who she married on August 16, 1968. Teena and Mark were partners on this earth for almost 50 years and everyone who knew them would say they fit together so well. They worked on the farm, mowed lawns, and finally did some property management together. They were inseparable and accomplished whatever they set out to do.
They raised a family of three boys and one girl: David, Deelynn, Teresa, and Dan. She saw all of them happily married and was rewarded with 21 grandchildren. Teena had a complete devotion and love for her family, especially her grandchildren. Her hope was to hold the youngest one, Jayce, born in 2017 and it was a very special day when she held him in her arms.
Teena had a zest for life and strong sense of serving others. She loved cooking and more importantly, feeding people. She loved having boys and girls in her home to feed. She always made her home a place anyone could feel welcome. It was unusual for friends to be in the house more than 15 minutes without being offered something to eat. Teena may have had only four children, but there were several more that called her, “Mom”.
Teena is survived by her husband, Mark, her sisters Karla and Diane, her children, David and Victoria of Fredricksburg, VA, Dee and Sarah of Rigby, ID, Teresa and James Wray of Boise, ID, Dan and Tera of Nampa, ID and best of all 21 grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her parents Elvin and Luana Kenner, and her sisters Lu Anne Rodgers and Virginia.
We wish to thank everyone for their prayers and thoughtfulness during Teena’s last few months and since her departure from this earthlylife. The funeral will be Thursday January 18, 2018 at the Boise North Stake Center on 8620 W Goddard St in Boise. The viewing will start at 9:00 am with the service to follow at 10:00 am. Internment will take place at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley, ID the same day at 3:00 pm.