James (Jim) Benton Armstrong, 81, of San Cristobal passed away on Dec. 17, 2022. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Jim was a hardworking outdoors man who was always quick to teach and give advice to those willing to learn. Although he was a man of few words, every word mattered. He was an avid reader and enjoyed outdoor adventures with his wife, especially fishing and hunting. Jim worked for many years in resource management for the United States Forest Service. He served as an E4 in the US Army as a front-line medic during the Vietnam War.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Dollie Armstrong and brother, Tommy Bailey Armstrong. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Maria Crestina Armstrong, his sons, Mario Trujillo (Tracy), Matthew Armstrong (Cynthia), and his seven grandchildren, Avery, Isaac, and Austin Armstrong, Ashley Keith and Courtney Trujillo, and Trevor and Morgan Smith, his brother, Joe Roy Armstrong (Doris) as well as many other relatives and friends. Memorial service will be held at a later date.