February 4, 1937 – September 29, 2021
Park City, Utah — Herbert “Herbie” Snow Armstrong passed away on September 29 while at home surrounded by loved ones.
Herb was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 4, 1937, to Helouise Snow Armstrong and William Melbourne Armstrong. He was the oldest of three children.
Herb grew up in “The Avenues” in Salt Lake City and graduated in 1955 from East High School. He attended the University of Utah for two years, before the death of his grandfather Herbert Ashby Snow. Herb decided to quit college to save his grandfather’s ranch in Park City, Utah, where milking cows became his new life. Herb continued to work a lot of odd jobs and even served nine years in the National Guard. One thing that was a constant in his life was his love for his home and the Park City property. It was his “baby” and he worked on it until the end.
Herb was a special man, a special friend to many. Using one word to describe it, that word would be “generous”. Many acres of Park City’s original ranch are now in custody, traded through the Utah Open Lands, and home to the much-loved Armstrong Trail, a physical testament to his generosity. We will miss him.
Herb is survived by his wife Shellie (Park City), son Dustin, daughter-in-law Brady and sister Anne Prince (Salt Lake City). Herb was predeceased by his parents and brother, William Melbourne “Mel” Armstrong.
The funeral will be on October 9, 2021 at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Service for friends and family begins with a meeting at 10 a.m., followed by a ceremony in the chapel at 11 a.m.
Plus, friends and family can attend a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 3, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Herb’s home in Park City.
Herb always reminded those around him that life is short and often said to them, “Remember to play hard”. Instead of flowers, donate to Utah Open Lands, Friends of Animals, or go buy yourself a drink!
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