Marilyn Moss Armstrong

1938 ~ 2024

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Marilyn Moss Armstrong, passed away on March 28, 2024, at the age of 85. She was born on November 21, 1938, in Washington D.C. to Frank E. and Phyllis Hart Moss. She was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of many through her work and personal relationships.

Marilyn was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from East High School in 1956 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Utah in 1960, graduating with honors. Following graduation, Marilyn’s passion for education led her to become a school teacher. She later served as a Title I specialist, where she had a kind, effective and unique way of encouraging her colleagues and students to strive for their best. Her kindness and dedication made her many friends throughout her career.

On February 14, 1963, Marilyn married Ellis Bruce Armstrong. Together, they had three children: Allison, Edward (Ted), and Eric. Marilyn formed a lasting friendship with her sister-in-law, Vicki, which endured throughout their lives. In 1981, Marilyn became a single mother after her divorce. With the support of friends, relatives, and neighbors, she successfully raised her three children. Allison married Clay, Ted married Julie, and Eric married Clarissa.

In her later years, Marilyn faced health challenges, including dementia, diabetes, and heart disease. Despite these difficulties, she remained resilient and continued to love and care for her family. Her legacy lives on through her sons, Ted and Eric, and her seven grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her daughter, Allison.

Marilyn Moss Armstrong will be remembered for her unwavering love, strength, and the positive impact she had on those around her. May her soul rest in peace.

Funeral services will be held at 10AM on Friday, April 5, 2024 at the Anthem 4th Ward, 12352 South Big Bend Vista Drive in Herriman, Utah. A viewing will take place on Thursday evening from 6-8PM at Larkin Mortuary – Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South in Riverton, Utah, as well as Friday prior to funeral services beginning at 9AM. Interment will follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Funeral services will be streamed via Zoom for those wishing to attend virtually. To watch the funeral services, please click the “Watch Services” link above.


My sincere condolences to Marilyn's family. I went to school with her at East High and also the "U", where she became my Delta Gamma sister. I'll never forget her loving smile and kindness. She was the perfect example of turning lemons into lemonade.
Rest in peace my dear friend. Always in the Bonds,

- Anne (Huish) Stewart