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Voncille Armstrong



Vada Voncille Armstrong (nee Jones) passed away June 19, 2012 near her home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho from a stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Voncille (Von) was born November 18, 1941 in Elk City, OK to William and Claudia Jones. When she was seven, the family moved to White Salmon, WA. She attended school in White Salmon, graduating from Columbia High School in 1959. During her senior year, she began a work/study program with Pacific Northwest Bell. Part of her school day was spent plugging the cords into the switchboard, making long distance calls for patrons, and blowing the noon whistle, which was a toggle switch on the side of the switchboard. When a fire was called in, there wer...

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