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Natalie Armstrong

July 13, 1951 — December 25, 2017

Natalie Ellen Chacon Armstrong, 66, lost her brave battle with cancer and passed away peacefully in her home on December 25, 2017, with her family by her side. Natalie was born July 13, 1951 in Hollywood, California and grew up in Northridge, California where she met and married Fos Armstrong in 1970. They moved to Carlin, Nevada in 1974 where they raised their two children, Thomas and Tricia.

Natalie earned her teaching degree from the University of  Nevada, Reno in 1985 and worked as a Special Education teacher at Carlin High School. In 1993 she began a new life adventure in Maui, Hawaii where she lived with her partner, John Clement, and continued her career in special education. Natalie retired in 2015 and moved to Jerome, Idaho to be near her family through the last years of her life.

This beautiful lady was well-known for her delightful smile and infectious laugh, lighting up every room she entered. Natalie relished life, and those around her relished it a bit more when in her joyful presence.

During her life, Natalie loved to travel, and made frequent trips to the mainland to spend time with her  children and grandchildren whom she adored. She enjoyed many cruises and trips to Europe with family and friends. She recently referred to a very special trip she took to New England this past 4th of July, with her children and youngest grandchildren as one of the highlights of her life. It was there she sailed on a yacht, saw a Broadway play,  and took a carriage ride through Central Park.

Natalie was artistic, talented, and fun-loving. Her creative endeavors included painting, photography, scrapbooking, quilting, cooking and baking for her grandchildren. Her beautiful handmade quilts and amazingly decorated cookies and cakes were always an expression of love for her family and friends.

Although her creative talents were plentiful, Natalie's greatest talent was surrounding those around her with love. Her life was truly a blessing to everyone who knew her and those who knew her loved her deeply in return. Her life was abundant.

Natalie is survived by her partner, John Clement; children, Tricia (Jim) Davis and Thomas (Katie) Armstrong; her beloved grandchildren, Riley, Nicholas, and Ben Davis and Natalia and Miles Armstrong; her mother and step-father, Teresa and Bob Cook; her father and step-mother, Ernest and Giovanna Chacon; her brother, Michael (Virginia) Chacon; and step-siblings, Tom, Robert, Theresa, Anne, Mary, and Elizabeth Cook. Natalie also leaves behind John's son, Ian (Lori) Shepherd, and their son, Cassius;  as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and cherished friends.  Natalie was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Chacon; maternal grandmother, Doris Cox; and paternal grandparents, Fern and Ernest Chacon.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome, Idaho.  The family will receive guests immediately following the service at the home of Teresa and Bob Cook. All those touched by Natalie are welcome.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Natalie's memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.

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