ArmstrongBettie Rebecca Armstrong, 59, of 103 Crestview Lane, Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Sunday, February 09, 2014 at her residence.

She was born July 26, 1954 in Belleville, Illinois, the daughter of the late Walter Britt Failes, Sr. and June Lee Keyser Failes.

She was employed as a registered nurse at Bath Community Hospital.

Becky was a member of Life Line Ministries; served the county on the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Industrial Development Authority; a supporter of the Bath County Relay for Life; served on the local emergency planning committee; and helped found the local Community Thanksgiving Dinner. She was a loving wife and mother.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Richard L. Armstrong; two children, Eric A. Neilsen & girlfriend Ashley DeLeon of Irvine, California, Andrew J. Neilsen of Waynesboro, Virginia; a step-daughter, Jessica Hiner of Norfolk, Virginia;  a brother, Walter “B” Failes, Jr. & wife Jan of Vinton, Virginia; a sister, Nancy Brady & husband Scott of Waynesboro, Virginia; and a large, loving extended family.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Life Line Ministries with Reverend Frank Neff, officiating & Reverend Zach Royer, assisting.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doris Via Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 174, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445 or Bath Community Hospital Building Fund, P.O. Box Z, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.


  1. Rick and Family – Becky will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Fondly, Ralph & Patti Riner.

  2. Becky has been a blessing and an inspiration to me. A lady full of love and life and a person who genuinely cared about others. You will be greatly missed. God has gained a very special angel.

  3. We are so sorry about Becky. She was such a special lady.

  4. I am shocked and saddened to learn of Becky’s passing. It seems like only yesterday we worked together at BCCH . What a lovely woman and superb nurse.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family . She will be so missed.
    Letha Kern

  5. Rick and Family….You are in our thoughts and prayers. Becky was special and will be sorely missed. May the Lord give all of you strength and comfort now and in the coming days.
    Fondly, Judi and John McCoy

  6. Prayers and love to the family of such a sweet spirit.. She was always real with others and full of love. You will be greatly missed Becky! <3

  7. So sorry for the loss of Becky. Thinking of Richard and Beckys family.

  8. I am so sorry and sad about Becky’s passing. She was a wonderful friend, cousin, and like a sister to me. I will miss her so much. My prayers go out to Rick and Becky’s family.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with Becky’s family and friends and especially Rick at this difficult time. May God comfort you knowing that there is another special Angel now in God’s Kingdom and there is no more suffering and pain.

  10. Rick and family, prayers and support to you. Take comfort in knowing the sweet Becky is no pain and cancer free

  11. My prayers are with the family of Becky, she was indeed a great nurse, wife and mom. May God continue to bless you, and find some comfort in knowing Becky is no longer in pain. She will be missed by everyone.

  12. Rick and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Becky’s passing and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Though I haven’t seen her in awhile, I remember the wonderful times we had in high school and college and she is missed.

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