Gloria Armstrong Lehto

Date of Birth

July 24, 1926

Date of Death

August 8, 2017

Died in Bend, Oregon on August 8, 2017 two weeks after her 91st birthday. She was born in Albany, New York the first of three siblings. Her first husband, Henry Patton Gulnac died in 1957 leaving her with two daughters. She married Bjorn Lehto in 1959 with whom she had her son, Thure Eric Lehto. While raising her family she lived in New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Georgia.

She and Bjorn moved to Santa Barbara, California in 1987 where she lived at Rancho Santa Barbara and had many close friends. The last year of her life she moved to Bend, Oregon to be close to her son.

She is predeceased by both of her husbands, her mother Mae (Van Dyke) Armstrong and her sister, Virginia Armstrong. She is survived by her brother Charles Armstrong and his wife, Shirley Kircher Armstrong of Wilton, New York; her daughter Ginger Woolf of Santa Barbara, California and her two grand-daughters Grace Woolf, who is currently studying at NYU in New York City, and Claire Duval of Washington, DC; her daughter, Lee Gulnac Lehto and her husband, John Gallagher of East Blue Hill, Maine and her two grand-sons, Phelan and Ross Gallagher of Arrowsic, Maine; and her son, Thure Eric Lehto and his wife Minda Lehto of Bend, Oregon. There will be private family memorials and a spreading of her ashes in both the Atlantic and Pacific.


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