Nancy Trudell Armata passed away March 4, 2021 in West Valley, Utah due to leukemia and COPD related causes.
She was born July 10, 1960 to Clifford and Ann Trudell. She grew up on the family farm and raised farm animals, particularly a Brown Swiss that garnered many ribbons at the fairs.
She attended National Mine School for the elementary grades and was in the first class to graduate from Westwood High School. Early on, she joined the Blue Notes Drum and Bugle Corps and remained for 10 years on the drum line, during which they won State Championship.
Nancy worked mostly at grocery stores, the Country Market in National Mine, Piggly Wiggly in Juneau, WI, Harmon’s in Salt Lake City and Walmart in West Valley, UT.
In the 1980’s Nancy helped develop recreational improvements for the City of Negaunee and during that time created an International Certified Natural Track Luge Facility which is the only one located in North America. She stayed as the luge manager for 4 years. At that time, she became certified as an international luge official and in 2002 officiated at the Winter Olympics in Utah. She joined the Wassatch Luge Club and officiated at many events held in Park City.
One of her hobbies was Guts Frisbee and Disc Golf. Her team was called the Buzz Rats and they participated in several tournaments throughout the area.
Nancy is survived by her mother, Ann; brothers, Doug (Teresa) and Paul, all of Ishpeming and Scott (Stephennie) of Juneau, WI; several nieces & nephews; her fur babies, Amber and Annie. She was preceded in death by her sister, Teresa Stahl. Her father, Clifford recently passed away on September 15, 2021.
A Funeral Mass for her and her father will be celebrated on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Ryan Ford officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 am in the church until the time of the Mass. Interment will take place in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Canale & Pennock Funeral Service is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalepennock.com
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