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Marlene Armes

April 22, 1932 ~ February 22, 2022 (age 89)


Alyce Marlene Armes passed Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Marlene, as she preferred to be called, was born April 22, 1932 in Dallas, Oregon to Charles Russell Jones and Wilma Lucile Goldsmith Cox Jones.

Marlene’s childhood memories were of living throughout western Oregon as her father sought employment during the depression years. One of her most enduring recollections came as a war time child watching anti-submarine blimps launch above the Tillamook coastline during World War II.

After graduating from Dallas high school, she met Marvin Armes at a dance in Redmond, Oregon and they married a few months later in Powell Butte, Oregon on June 3, 1954.  While Marv finished college, he and Marlene owned a doughnut shop in Corvallis.  After college, Marv started his sales career while Marlene was a homemaker managing children, dogs, and various farm animals.  In 1971, they moved to Idaho and purchased a small farm in Filer where Marlene was involved in 4-H with her children and enjoyed working in her flower gardens.  In 1978, they moved to Buhl where she volunteered for various organizations within the community – blood drive, voting stations, and many church functions - and resided there until her passing.

She enjoyed her flowers, birds, crocheting and hearing the stories of Marv’s hunting dog club adventures. Marv passed on May 5, 2019, after 65 years of marriage. Marlene and Marv were members of the St. Johns Lutheran Church in Buhl.

Marlene is survived by sons, Michael (Teri) Armes, and Brian (Julie) Armes; daughter, Julie (Roy) Angeny; six grandchildren, three great-granddaughters, and one great-great grandson.   

Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Armes; sister, Carol Lee Alexander; brother, Norris Jones; and parents, Russell and Wilma Jones. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Farmer Funeral Chapel, 130 9th Ave North, Buhl, Idaho.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Marlene’s memorial webpage at  

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Celebration of Life
March 26, 2022

10:00 AM
Farmer Funeral Chapel
130 9th Ave N
Buhl, ID 83316

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