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William D. Armstrong, M.D.

March 30, 1939 - March 8, 2015

Burial Date: March 21, 2015


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ARMSTRONG, MD, William D. Entered into God’s care March 8, 2015 at home in Santa Rosa, CA at the age of 75. William was born in Crosby, ND and moved to Oroville, CA at the age of three. He was educated at USF and UCLA and moved to Sonoma County in 1972. William worked as an anesthesiologist at Palm Drive Hospital, had a private practice for 16 years and worked for the Eye Associates, all in Sebastopol. He traveled the world with Scripps Institution of Oceanography as a ship’s doctor. He loved gardening, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. William retired in 2013 after marrying Rodney Chilton at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Petaluma, where he was a member for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Bereniece. William is survived by his loving spouse, Rodney Chilton; daughter, Anne Marie “Matthew” Olsen; son, David William Anthony Armstrong; five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Triston, and Kelliann Olsen, Lyvia Margaret Crivello-Armstrong and Aria Ann Coretta-Armstrong. A visitation will be held Thursday, March 12 from 2:00 – 6:00 Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 40 5th Street, Petaluma. Arrangements under the direction of PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY, Sebastopol (707) 823-5042. Online condolences may be made at: