Nancy Armstrong, advocate for liberty

Nancy Armstrong, 1959 - 2009
Nancy Armstrong being interviewed by the news media at the first Wichita tea party on February 27, 2009. Nancy organized the tea party protest in Wichita after attending one the week before in Overland Park. It was a bitterly cold day in Wichita. I’ll miss Nancy.


Update: A photograph from Nancy’s memorial service and announcement of a radio call-in show in her honor is at Nancy Armstrong memorial radio call-in show.

Today I learned that Nancy Armstrong died yesterday.

Nancy was an activist who organized the first tea party protest in Wichita at the end of February. Those who knew her admired her passion and energy.

The post announcing her passing at her blog is Sad news. The obituary in the Wichita Eagle is at at Nancy H. Armstrong.

Wendy Aylworth has learned the details of a service as follows:

A Memorial Service for Nancy will be held in Garden Plain, KS on Tuesday, August 4th at 4 p.m. at Wulf-Ast Mortuary, 911 Biermann St, Garden Plain, KS 67050-9142 Tel. (316) 535-2211.

Here are some links to video of Nancy in her role as activist:

Nancy speaking at the first tea party in Wichita
Nancy speaking at the tax day tea party in Wichita
Nancy’s appearance on the Glenn Beck television program

Here’s more information about Nancy’s service on Tuesday, August 4, 2009:

American Legion Riders Funeral Services for:
ALR 136 Member US Navy Veteran Petty Officer First Class Nancy Armstrong
Date: Tuesday August 4, 2009 4:00PM
Location: Wulf Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain, KS

Andy Armstrong, husband of Nancy Armstrong, has requested us to attend his wife’s funeral service. US Navy Petty Officer First Class, Surface Warfare, Nancy Armstrong, 49, passed away unexpectedly. Nancy served in the US Navy from 1979 to 1992 as an Electronics Technician. She was one of the first group of Women in the Navy to earn the Warfare designation. Nancy and Andy both left the Navy during the Clinton administration when ships and squadrons were being decommissioned at an alarming rate which caused Andy to be gone to sea a lot. Nancy enjoyed her political activism and many of us saw her energetic personality during the local Tea Parties. She also leaves behind 2 children, Samantha and Justin. Please keep Andy, Samantha, and Justin and their family and friends in your prayers.

Flag Line at Wulf Ast Mortuary:
Tuesday August 4, 2009
American flag, Kansas, and all military service branch flags will be flown

Pre-Staging for Derby, Douglass, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Udall, and southern area riders & vehicles
1:30PM Meet at Derby Quik Trip, 1430 Nelson Drive (71st Street & K-15)
1:50PM Depart Derby Quik Trip via K-15 to I-235 to US-54 to KS-163 exit to Garden Plain (30 miles)
Final Staging
2:30PM Garden Plain Phillip 66 Service Station, corner of 295th Street S. and 15th Street W. (As you exit US-54 you will make a left at the stop sign and go about 1/4 mile to another stop sign. Phillip 66 is on your immediate right)
Flag staging: Brock Hayes will transport flags and assist in lining up bikes at final staging area
Road Guards will be needed
2:55PM Depart final staging area and form Avenue of Flags at Wulf Ast Mortuary (911 Bierman Street – 1/4 mile from staging area) for arrival of family
4:00PM Services begin (Upon completion of services we will provide an escort from Wulf Ast Mortuary to Nancy’s home (2600 S. 327th Street, Garden Plain) approximately 2 3/4 miles (last
1 1/2 mile is on fairly well maintained dirt road. Andy will ride his bike and carry Nancy’s Urn for one last ride.


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