Romey Roy Armes

date of birth January 14 1936

date of death July 27 2011

Romey R. Armes passed away unexpectedly on July 27th, 2011 in Portland, Oregon.  He was 75.  Born January 14th, 1936 in Eugene, Oregon, he went on to receive his degree in music from the University of Oregon.  A music teacher for many years in the Beaverton School District, he married Cheryl L. Drysdale in 1965.  They raised two children, Jaime and Colin.  Romey enjoyed woodworking, gardening and caring for the family pets. 


Romey is survived by his wife, Cheryl Armes, and daughter Jaime (Scot) Lambert and son Colin (Kathleen) Armes.  He is further survived by four grandchildren. 


A private family memorial will be held in Romey’s honor.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Morris Animal Foundation.  Arrangements by Crown Memorial Center - Tualatin.

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Candle lit by Laura Johnson I was a student of Mr. Armes from 1970 to 1973 at Whitford Jr. High. He was a demanding teacher that had very high expectations of his students. Through his teaching I grew to love singing and our choir was very well known for it's excellence. Well into my forties I was singing carols at a holiday party with a group of friends. The woman turned to me during a break and said "you've had professional training?" I replied, "no just an amazing teacher years ago." Bravo Mr. Armes, Bravo!

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Candle lit by Terri This is such a shock, I am at a loss for words. Thinking of all of you. Love, T.

Candle lit by Debbie Stearns Rest in Peace

Candle lit by Sandee Stearns May he rest in peace, my thoughts are with the family ~S.S.

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Candle lit by Sherrill & Bradley Biehn and boys We are saddened by this news. Cheryl and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please stay in touch. Our love to you

Candle lit by Jennifer Eland Kadderly I went to Whitford and accompanied the choir on piano under the direction of Romey Armes when I was in eighth grade. When I look back, the music he chose for a junior high choir rose to a high level, and he made the students reach a high level too. He was a huge influence for me as a musician and really taught me a lot about choir music. I remember all of the music like it was yesterday and that we recorded a record too. He was very talented. I was sad to read of his passing. Blessings to his family and friends.

Candle lit by Jessica Eland Mr. Armes was the best choir director known to man!! The level of perfection that he was able to draw out of students, most without formal music training was astounding! His sometimes demanding and regimented method of instruction really paid off! What a blessing to have studied with him! Rest in peace! I'm sure he is directing the heavenly choir now!

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