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Date of Birth: January 19, 1954

Date of Death: July 07, 2022

Jennifer Armstrong was born January 19, 1954 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, going home on July 7, 2022 from ALS at the age of 68. Graduating Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she studied writing and journalism. Jennifer moved to California and has lived in several places including Virginia, Bermuda, Washington D.C., Oklahoma, and Arizona. Jennifer was a skilled interviewer and a talented writer and wrote many free-lance projects. She was politically minded, very active, and just so much fun! She was always a go-getter, very strong, and lived every minute of her life to the fullest. She had incredible energy and had the strength to take charge, but in a joyful way. There was nothing she could not do. She once published a newspaper for a very large Washington D. C. metro area church, founded the Northern Virginia Christian Writers Group with a friend, started West Wing Republicans in Peoria with a friend, and organized the Neighborhood Women's Bible Study in Arizona. When Jennifer welcomed a baby girl, Amelia-Grace, into her life, she immediately turned her focus to becoming a dedicated stay-at-home mom. Her determination, strong convictions, and amazing organizational skills were greatly admired. Jennifer attended as was involved in many school activities, more than one cold count, including becoming an accomplished Girl Scout leader and coming up with the best adventures for kids! She was a perfect friend: kind, thoughtful, caring, and generous with a wonderful sense of humor. Jennifer had a strong faith in God, leaning on and trusting in Him to the very end. Even when facing terrible injustices or disappointments, she bore them with dignity and grace, always looking to our Lord to get her through. God was always her fortress and her safe haven. Jennifer was a marvelous example of a Godly Christian woman. She was proceeded in death by her mother Joan (Vorhauer) McCarthy, brother Russel McCarthy, sister Carol McCarthy, and others. She is survived by her daughter Amelia-Grace, Florida, brother and sister-in-law Vincent and Sharon Ferranti, Arizona, and Tony and Karin Ferranti of New Jersey, cousin Lilian Tita of Minnesota, along with several nieces and nephews. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held September 20, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Arizona time, at Copper Hills Church, Peoria, Arizona, where she was a member. In lieu of flowers or monetary gifts, Jennifer asks that you lift up her daughter in prayer each day.

Service Information

3:00 pm, Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Copper Hills Church in Peoria, Arizona


In lieu of flowers or monetary gifts, Jennifer asks that you lift up her daughter in prayer each day.