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Obituary of Joseph Armstrong – Hemet/San Jacinto, CA

JOSEPH LEO ARMSTRONG Leo, born January 5, 1914 in Plainview, Nebraska. He entered eternal life on Friday, June 26, 2009. Leo was senior class president and graduated from Plainview High School in 1933. He served in the Second World War in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Spitfire pilot from January 1941 to October 1945, stationed in England. He was shot down over France and spent three years in a German prison camp. After his discharge as captain, he came to California, where he was employed by Standard Oil for more than 30 years. He was active in community service and his church, Inland Valley Baptist Fellowship. Leo is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean; children David Hughes and wife Tina; Barbara Hughes; Greg Armstrong and wife, Deborah; grandchildren David Hughes; Devon Gonzales and husband, Cody; and great-grandson Dylan Gonzales. He is also survived by his siblings Betty Brunkhorst, Lester Armstrong and Eveadale Bartling.

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