Park City, Utah—Herbert “Herbie” Snow Armstrong passed away Sept. 29 while in his home surrounded by loved ones.
Herb was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 4, 1937, to Helouise Snow Armstrong and William Melbourne Armstrong. He was the oldest of three children.
Herb grew up in “The Avenues” of Salt Lake City and was a 1955 graduate of East High School. He attended the University of Utah for two years, before his grandfather Herbert Ashby Snow passed away. Herb decided to leave university to save his grandfather’s ranch in Park City, Utah, where milking cows became his new life. Herb went on 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 house and the Park City property. That 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 him, that word would be “generous.” Many acres of the original Park City ranch are now in conservation, brokered through Utah Open Lands, and home of the much-loved Armstrong Trail—a physical testament to his generosity. He will be missed.
Herb is survived by his wife, Shellie (Park City), his son, Dustin, his daughter-in-law, Brady, and his sister, Anne Prince (Salt Lake City). Herb was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William Melbourne “Mel” Armstrong.
Funeral services will be Oct. 9, 2021, at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. The service for friends and family begins with a meet and greet at 10 a.m., followed by a ceremony in the chapel at 11 a.m.
In addition, friends and family can attend a celebration of life on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1-4 p.m. at Herb’s home in Park City.
Herb always reminded those around him that life is short and often told them, “Don’t forget to play hard.” In lieu of flowers, please donate to Utah Open Lands, Friends of Animals, or go buy yourself a drink!
The funeral service will be live streamed via Zoom and will be available to watch at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83929416198
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We weren't able to make the Funeral but, we watched on zoom, What a wonderful service.
We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many wonderful memories throughout life with Herb.
He will be dearly missed and always be in our hearts.
Our deepest sympathy also to Dustin.
We look forward to seeing you and continue our friendship now and in the future.
Love always Your friends,
Terry & Bessie Pantelakis ❤
We were saddened to hear the news of Herb's passing. I always enjoyed Herb in the days of the Downunder and visiting with he and Shellie at Dan's on Sunday as they did their shopping! He was the best and I will always remember his kindness throughout the years. We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time!
I enjoyed meeting at the restaurant when Herb and Mel were taking a break from chores at the ranch.
A life well lived on one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.
We have so many fond memories and fun stories that we shared with Herb at Holiday Park and at the Top Stop in PC.
Our condolences to all of his family and friends.
Joel & Jeannine Pratt
Herb will always be with us! There are people that come into our lives and forever leave footprints on our hearts and Herb did that! His memory makes my heart smile!
Love- Laughter and Life! Love you Herb!
My father was a good friend of Herb's which gave me the opportunity to get to know Herb. I have many memories of the times my family spent at Herb's home or visiting with Herb when he ate at my father's restaurant. He was a very special man. I cherish the memories of this special person. l Herb, tell my dad hello when you see him.
There can be only one Herb. He will be missed by his many friends, family, and community.
It was a pleasure to work with him as his dental hygienist for many years. Rest in peace my friend.
! What a great photo of Herb
:) So telling and typical with his glasses on and his big fun smile
“Or go buy yourself a drink.” Or buy someone else a drink (milk?). In this spirit we have made a contribution to The Utah Food Bank in memory of Herb. As seldom as we saw one another, Herb will always be a presence in my life. In addition to being in the same East High School class, it was always nice to run into Herb occasionally when we lived in Park City. RIP.
I was very sorry to hear of Herb's passing. I don't recall who introduced us many years ago (he was an East High leopard and I was a South High cub, about three years a part), but this photo of Herb is perfect, missing only his booming voice and laughter. What a prize he was! He will be missed greatly, but always remembered!
Really sad that we are saying goodbye to a True Gentleman! I considered Herb one of my best friends ever !!! I can’t count the times that Herb would show up at the Dealership (Crandall Ford) and say come on, let’s go get some coffee and lunch. Even though we had a substantial age difference, we shared a countless number of common friends and shared numerous stories from years/decades past. I am really going to miss him. Rest In Peace Herbie ! Blaine Ercanbrack Crandall Ford.
We are so very sad to have this generous and gentle soul leave this world! Our love and prayers to all.
Jacqie and Cliff
Herb was a friend to everyone. He loved his family, his buddies, his farm, jeeps, tractors and car shows. I loved it when Herb would stop by my office to chat or the occasional burger or coffee at Wasatch Bagel. Herb will be missed !!!