Armida was born in 1933 and grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her happiest years as a teenager were spent attending Lincoln High School. She was very active in the GAA and was a drummer in the high school band. She was also one of the sisters to the matriculate at Lincoln. Teddy and Erlina were the sisters that attended there.
Shortly out of high school she married Ray Desbrow, and had two children, Audie and Lisa. Wanting an outside interest when the kids were grown, Armida decided to become a beautician and attend Al Tate beauty school in Pasadena, CA. She worked for many years making women beautiful.
Years later she came to work for the cosmetology department at LA Trade Tech College. She then moved to the Admissions Department and Records where she helped new students with enrollment. Armida found her job to be very fulfilling because she knew how important education was and wanted to make a difference. Armida retired after 17 years of service.
She will always be known as a loving, funny, loud and compassionate person. She always had a great sense of humor, laughed a lot and would tell you exactly what was on her mind. She was loyal to family and had many friends. Family remembers her with fond memories of her picnic Macaroni Salad, Fudge at Christmas time and her Lime-Green Jello dessert.
Forever in our hearts..