April 20, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A memorial is planned June 23 for veteran journalist and former state government executive Bryn Armstrong, who died Saturday at age 91.
The service will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nevada Press Association building in Carson City. Armstrong was a former NPA president and winner of several association awards. He was inducted into the NPA's Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2004.
Armstrong's newspaper career in Nevada included a 15-year stint at the old Reno Evening Gazette, from 1948 to 1963. He left the Gazette to move to the Las Vegas Sun, where he became executive editor before retiring in 1977.
Armstrong served under four governors as chairman of the state Parole Board, from 1977 to 1993 when he was named executive secretary of the state Dairy Commission. He retired in 1996 after suffering a stroke.
Armstrong's wife, Leola Armstrong, secretary of the state Senate for 24 years, died in 2004. He is survived by daughters Mindy and Amanda Armstrong and son Jeffrey Armstrong.
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