Dorothy Brink Armstrong 1910 - 2011 Lawrence
A memorial ceremony for Dorothy Brink Armstrong, 100, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at Mount Hope Cemetery, 4700 SW 17th St. in Topeka.
Mrs. Armstrong died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
She was born Oct. 9, 1910, in Topeka, the daughter of John T. and Laura Pearson Brink. She attended Topeka schools and graduated from Washburn University, where she was a member of Alpha Phi sorority and was elected to Nonoso Honor Society. She lived in Topeka for 96 years before moving to Lawrence.
Mrs. Armstrong had a long involvement with Washburn; she was a member of the Washburn Alumni board, served as president of the Washburn Alumni Association, appointed to the board of trustees, served on the executive board of the Washburn Endowment Association, and was awarded the Washburn Distinguished Service Award.
She also served on the board of directors of the Civic Symphony Society, was president of Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas, served on the board of directors of the Shawnee County Historical Society, was a member of Chapter DF of P.E.O., and volunteered at Stormont-Vail Hospital for many years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Topeka, where she served as deacon and elder.
She was a member of Shawnee Country Club and enjoyed playing golf. She also enjoyed traveling with family around the world and trying new adventures. She tried parasailing, riding roller coasters and going hot air ballooning in Africa, all after her 70th birthday.
She married Chris W. Armstrong on Aug. 21, 1938. He preceded her in death in 1989.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Elizabeth Hoover, and three brothers, John, Daniel and Philip Brink.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Bowen and husband Jim, Pittsburg; two sons, Chris Armstrong Jr. and wife Carol, Lawrence, and Jim Armstrong and wife Riley, Overland Park; five grandchildren, Ashley, Whitney, Virginia, John and Will Armstrong; three stepgrandchildren, Gretchen Lavender and Mark and David Bowen; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a brother, Carl Brink, San Mateo, CA.
The family will meet friends at a reception following the graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chris W. and Dorothy B. Armstrong Scholarship Fund at Washburn University, 1729 SW MacVicar Ave., Topeka, KS 66044 or First Presbyterian Church, 817 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66612.
Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent at PenwellGabelTopeka.com.