Armena was born on April 1, 1932, to Lawrence and Katherine (nee Vetteral) Chauvin in Spalding, SK. She was the oldest of four children, and grew up on the family farm at Spalding. On July 23, 1951, Armena married George Reiter in St. Martin’s R.C. Church, east of Annaheim. Their wedding was the first one celebrated there. Armena and George began their life together on the Reiter family farm west of Annaheim, where they would reside for almost 50 years, and where they raised their three children. In 1997, Armena and George retired and moved into Humboldt, SK. George passed away on July 14, 2008. Armena moved into the Harry Ford Centre. As her health deteriorated, eventually she became a resident of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge where she lived out her final days.