Earl Willard Armantrout of Oro Fino, California, died on July 8, 2011 at the age of 89 in Medford, Oregon, after a short illness.

He was the oldest son of Raymond Armantrout and Mabel Fouts. Born on June 10, 1922 in Reedley, California he grew up with brother Paul and sister Rea in McFarland, California.

As a member of the Church of the Brethren, an historical peace church, he was a lifelong pacifist. He was a conscientious objector during World War II, assigned to a Civilian Public Service camp outside of Waldport.

He was dedicated to peace work and was active in the United Methodist Church, a proud liberal in his Christian faith and his politics. He supported his wife, Pamela, who was a United Methodist minister in Fort Jones, Etna, Mount Shasta, Dunsmuir and Marysville.

He was a journeyman machinist, an artist with both wood and metal. Before retiring he was employed by Hi-Ridge Lumber. He loved gardening – tomatoes and grapes were his prize crop on his property in Oro Fino.

He was predeceased by his first wife Joy; his mother and father; and sister Rea.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Coy-Armantrout; son, Steven Armantrout; daughter-in-law, Rebel; son, Mark Armantrout; daughter, Julia Duncan; son-in-law, Don Duncan; and daughter, Sharon McCurdy. He loved his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There will be two opportunities to celebrate Earl’s life – Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Shasta Methodist Camp located outside of Mount Shasta up Castle Lake Road; and Saturday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Fort Jones United Methodist Church on Sterling Street.

In the place of flowers please send memorial contributions to your favorite peace group or Shasta Methodist Camp (through your local United Methodist Church). Send condolences to Pamela Coy-Armantrout, PO Box 212, Greenview, CA 96037.