Amanda “Mandy” (LeQueux) (Bulwinkle) Armstrong, 78, of Portsmouth, NH, died Sunday, June 12, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 12, 1943 in Charleston, SC to John C. Bulwinkle Jr. and Helen Aline (Smith), and is survived by Grant, her husband of 59 years, daughter Jennifer of Portsmouth, son Christopher of Madison, NJ, his sister Gladys Hatchl of Falls Church, Va., and his grandsons Eric, Kevin and John.
Mandy grew up in Charleston, SC and Falls Church, VA. After graduating from George Mason High School, she attended Radford College and lived in Germany for two years while her husband was stationed there in the United States Army.
After raising her family in Salem, MA, she worked as a tour guide at the Salem Witch Museum. She was proud to be the grandmother of rescued humans and greyhounds. His clam presence and quiet strength were a gift to his family, as were his skills in the kitchen – no one’s meatloaf and frosted brownies could come close!
She and Grant retired to Portsmouth in 2005 and joined the community church in Durham, NH. As a tireless church volunteer, Mandy applied her resourcefulness, enthusiasm, positive attitude and incredible organizational skills in many ways. As a member of the liturgical arts team, her acumen for art, design, and the art of flower arrangement helped enhance the worship experience. Mandy co-directed the women’s Bible study group. She also prepared meals for many years for Families First in Portsmouth. Many remember Mandy as the first person to welcome them to church and make them feel part of the community. She enriched the lives of those around her.
A memorial service will be held later this summer at the community church in Durham, NH. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Community Church of Durham, 17 Main Street, PO Box 310, Durham, NH 03824.
Posted on July 06, 2022
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