Paula J. Armstrong, age 59 of Flandreau, journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 Avera Medical Center in Flandreau.
Paula Jo was born on July 13, 1957 in Flandreau to John and Fannie (Cavendar) Armstrong. She graduated from Flandreau high school in 1975. Years later Paula attended seminary school in Dubuque, Iowa. After that she was Lay Pastor/Minister at the First Presbyterian Church up to the present time. She was employed at the Flandreau Commodity Office for 10+ years. She also worked at the Tribal Clinic in the CHS Department for a number of years. She later retired to focus on her seminary and enjoy her grandchildren. Paula was a Dakota Hymnal Singer, active at The First Presbyterian Church in Flandreau, a Denver Broncos fan, enjoyed stock car racing, youth baseball, dancing, cooking, making pies and beaded pens with Bible verses.
Paula was most proud of becoming an ordained minister. Her personal achievements were her children and grandchildren and being involved with everything to do with her family. No matter the situation, Paula always found the humor in it and was a very strong person being able to help people in any situation good or bad.
Survivors includ her mother: Fannie Armstrong; four sons: Joshua, Robbie, Brandon and Terence Armstrong; six grandchildren; two brothers: John Armstrong and Robert Armstrong and two sisters: Nel Montoya and Betty Armstrong.
She was preceded in death by her father John Armstrong, four aunts and an uncle.
An all night wake was held April 5 and her funeral service was held April 6th, 2017 at Eastman Hall in Flandreau with Reverend Clifford Canku. Special music was provided by The Dakota Hymnal Singers.
Honorary Bearers were Emma, Alli, Raven, Megan, Jameson and Zoie Armstrong. Casket Bearers were John Billy Boy, Aaron Blair, Domonic Cournoyer, Dylon Armstrong, Todd Christensen and Pat Peltier.