Armand was born in Oxnard
on August 14, 1928. He was the youngest in a family of ten
children. All of his five sisters and four brothjers predeceased
him. Armand attended Santa Clara Elementary School as well as
public school, having graduated from Oxnard High School in
1946. Subsequently he attended Ventura College, (A.A.
degree), U.C.S.B. (B.A. degree) and U.C.L.A. where he
earned his masters degree and was also a teaching assistant. In
the following years he taught Spanish and English at Baldwin Park High
School for four years and then he obtained a teaching position at Mount
San Antonio College where he taught for thirth-one years. During
his teaching career he continued his education by taking post-graduate
courses at several universities. One of his proudest moments came
when he received a Fulbright scholarship to attend summer courses in
Columbia, South America where he studied language, culture and
literature. Armand was a life long participant in various sports
and most recently was an active member of the Oxnard Lawn Bowling
Club. After his retirement in 1989 Armand and his wife, Pauline,
returned to live in his home town of Oxnard.
Obituary from the Ventura County Star
joined the Oxnard Joslyn Lawn Bowls Club in 1993 and was a
continuous member until he died. He had served as Club
President and most recently as Vice President. He was a
bowling instructor and always ready to help when asked. Armand
loved his bowling and won many tournaments over the years.
We can still hear him say "don't be short".
Armand at a recent tournament
Mike Newton, Rich Purcell and Armand kidding around after a tournament win.
Armand, you will be dearly missed.