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Alice Duisberg Armstrong
Alice Duisberg Armstrong of Winter Springs, Florida was born on August 10th, 1937 and went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2019 at the age of 81. Alice was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and during her early childhood she and her family moved to Englewood, Florida. She graduated from Venice High School. Caring for others was Alice’s passion, and with that in mind she decided to pursue a career in nursing. She attended college at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She kept in close touch with her sorority sisters over the years. She went on to attend nursing school at Orange Memorial Hospital. After completing nursing school, she worked as a nurse for over 4 decades in Sarasota and Orlando areas. She loved caring for others, and this gave her much joy. In 1986, she furthered her studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida.
Alice met the love of her life, Lee, in 1976, and they were married 43 years. Alice and Lee enjoyed traveling together over the years. Some of their favorite trips were to Ireland, Alaska, Israel and a European river cruise. Together they enjoyed spending summers at their home on Prince Edward Island. They especially loved lobster dinners with all of their special Canada friends. Alice and Lee also loved the times with their children and grandchildren at New Smyrna Beach.
Alice’s greatest past time was spending time with family and especially her grandchildren. Some favorite things to do with “Mimi” were Disney World, games, arts and crafts and beach trips. “Mimi” personified what it truly meant to be a follower of Jesus. Her love was unconditional; she was gracious and caring, always demonstrating selflessness towards her family and friends.
Alice spent much of her time volunteering and serving others. A few of the organizations she served were Buddy Break Respite Care, Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church, Meals on Wheels, Sheperd’s Hope Clinic, and feeding the homeless. Alice was a Stephen Minister, a deacon at her church and a member of the Audubon Society. An avid reader, Alice belonged to 2 book clubs; UCF and TPC book clubs.
Alice is preceded in death by her parents, Marion Gallagher Duisberg and Fredrick Carl Duisberg, and brother, Frederick Carl Duisberg, Jr.
She is survived by her loving husband, Lee Harold Armstrong; daughter, Christy Horsburgh; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Philip Carrington; son and daughter-in-law, Jill and David Horsburgh; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Aaron McKinney. She is survived by eight adoring grandchildren: Caroline and Cullen Guglielmo, Emily Carrington, Jamie Gray, Ava Horsburgh, Ben Horsburgh, Jude McKinney, and Lola McKinney.
A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at
Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church
3600 Aloma Ave.
Oviedo, FL 32765
Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to Shepherd’s Hope at www.shepherdshope.org , Buddy Break at www.nathanielshope.org , Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church www.mytpc.org , or a charity of your choosing.