Taylor Armstrong's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costars joined her at the memorial service

By Aili Nahas
August 25, 2011 10:00 AM
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Nine days after his body was discovered in an Los Angeles-area home, Russell Armstrong’s close friends, as well as his estranged wife Taylor, gathered at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles for a memorial.

The 47-year-old business man and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar, a Dallas native, will also be remembered by his family and childhood friends at a funeral in Texas, loosely scheduled for the first week of September.

Taylor’s Real Housewives costars Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof and new cast member Dana Wilkey attended the service, along with Peggy Tanous of the Real Housewives of Orange County.

Armstrong’s attorney, Ronald Richards, told PEOPLE that his ashes will be split between Taylor, 40, and his Texas family. “Taylor has indicated to Russell’s nephew that Russell’s family can take most of the remains back to Texas,” he said. “They have a family cemetery there.”