Published 12:00 am Friday, December 23, 2011

Funeral services for George L. Armijo, 72, of Leesville, will be held at 11
a.m. on Dec. 23 at the First United Pentecostal Church in Leesville with Rev. Mark Christian officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery in Leesville under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Dec. 22 at the church.
George Leopoldo Armijo was born on Dec. 12, 1939, in Horse Springs, N.M. He passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at his residence in Leesville. Mr. Armijo served 24 years
in the United States Army with two tours to Germany. He also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from civil service after 16 years at Fort Polk.
George was very proud to have served his country. He was awarded the Bronze
Star and Purple Heart and supported many military and veterans organizations. He loved his family and friends. He was a long time member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville. His special friends were (Ma-Ma) Ethel Walker and Richard
Westmorland, Ronald Dickey, and Phil Jacobson. In the past he loved to camp and deer hunt with Richard and other friends from the church.
He was kind and generous to his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; one sister; two brothers; and first wife Kathryn Williams Armijo.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Smart Armijo of Leesville; sisters, Nellie Aragon, Maria Gutierrez, Vestina Jarmello and Frances Chavez; and brothers, Ladis
Armijo and Gilbert Armijo, all of New Mexico.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Armijo family at