Charlotte Jean Armstrong of Irving, Texas, peacefully passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on March 9, 2021, at the age of 77. Charlotte was born on February 12, 1944, to Paul Russell Armstrong and Virginia Marguerite Bosma Armstrong in McAllen, Texas. She was the third of four children and is preceded in death by her parents. She is remembered by her brother George Thomas Armstrong and his wife Judith Lynn Hart Armstrong of Garland, Texas; her sisters Gretchen Louise Armstrong of Dallas, Texas, and Hazel May Marshall of Elizabeth, Colorado; her step children Tina Mitchell of Hurst, Texas, and Robert Cheek of North Richland Hills, Texas; 10 nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews. She was attended by her lifelong friend Sharon Green of Weslaco, Texas, at her passing.
Charlotte graduated from McAllen High School in 1962 and attended Pan Am University. She then trained to become a flight attendant and began flying with Trans Texas Airways in 1966. She wanted to be a flight attendant so she could take her mother to see the world, and she did. She said one of her greatest joys was being able to take her mother to Europe. She flew for the same company for 49 years through several mergersas Trans Texas Airways became Texas International Airlines in 1969, Continental Airlines in 1982, and United Airlines in 2010, retiring from United Airlines in 2015. She enjoyed the international flights in the latter years of her career as she regularly flew to Paris, London, and Beijing. She enjoyed traveling and loved visiting Great Britain, Paris, Thailand, and Beijing among other places.
She loved shopping and bargaining with local vendors. She took pleasure in finding unique and beautiful glassware and acquired an impressive collection of celery vases. She doted on her nieces and nephews and regularly brought them treats from her travels, allowing them to experience some of the places that she was seeing on a regular basis. She had a joyful laugh and was never happier than when surrounded by family. She never had children of her own and often said God had blessed her with nieces and nephews instead. She loved card games with family and singing around the card table with her brother and sister. She was devoted to her dogs, calling them “her boys” and loving them unreservedly. She never met a craft she didn’t like or want to try. She loved sewing, quilting, craft making, and bringing bags of supplies to her nieces and nephews for a day of making crafts together. She was passionate about quilting, attending numerous quilting conventions, and was a longtime member of the Dallas Quilters Guild, forming relationships which enriched her life. She was an avid bird watcher and took several birdwatching trips with her sister Gretchen. She loved her family well, and they loved her back, causing her near the end of her life to say, “I am so blessed. I have lived a good life.” She will be greatly missed, but her family is comforted by the hope and promise of Heaven and the grace of God which allows all who seek Him to rest in His promise that we will be reunited again one day.
A private gathering for family and friends will be held March 27th
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to; 326 Meadowhill Drive, Garland, TX, 75043. Those who wish to do so are encouraged to send a gift in her name to the DFW Humane Society through the below link.
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DFW Humane Society
4140 Valley View Lane, Irving TX 75038