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Carrie Lyn Armstrong
June 23, 1980 ~ March 23, 2023 (age 42) 42 Years Old
Carrie Lyn Armstrong passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023. She was 42.
She was born June 23, 1980, in Evanston, Illinois, to parents Stephen Wright Armstrong and Janice Hoover Armstrong. After graduating high school, she went on to obtain a bachelor's degree in advertising with minors in art and philosophy from Southern Illinois University. She subsequently worked as a paralegal in Chicago.
After a few years, Carrie decided to follow her heart and move to Scotland to attend The University of Edinburgh to earn her master’s degree in outdoor education. Upon graduation, she moved to Australia to educate students through outdoor experiences. These continued throughout the world. She was introduced to upstate South Carolina when she came to work for North Greenville University’s outdoor leadership program. It was during this time that she fell in love with the area and knew that it would be where she would call home.
While there, she met her husband, Christopher Michael DuPre, and started a family. Her children, Dakota Lyn DuPre and Kai Michael DuPre, were the loves of her life. Becoming a mother was so special to her. Motherhood shifted her from students to her family, where she was determined to show how much she loved Dakota and Kai and share what she loved.
In addition to excelling at creating art and music, Carrie’s drive for a challenge introduced her to endurance races and triathlons. She loved to set goals and crush them.
She had a contagious, beautiful smile and was a tenacious athlete, adventurer and outdoor enthusiast. Her old soul was empathic and sensitive. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter and granddaughter.
Carrie is survived by her husband; her children; her sisters, Betsy Armstrong Bartlett (Gregory) and Audrey Rae Armstrong; her parents; her grandmother, Eunice Dorothy Hoover; and two nephews.
A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at Rogers Park in Tryon, North Carolina, on Saturday, April 22, at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Carrie Armstrong’s honor to the Polk County, North Carolina YMCA, 105 N. Peak St, Columbus, NC 28722.