Kenneth R. Ames 1933-2012
Kenneth R. Ames, 79, of Longmont, Colo. died Friday, July 27, 2012. Memorial services were held in Longmont.
Ken was born July 10, 1933, in Miller, S.D. to Charles and Sarah (Cox) Ames. He attended high school in Miller. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served for four years. During this time he had tours of duty in the Philippines, Japan and Korea before his discharge in February of 1957 as a Staff Sergeant.
He married Norma Brown on October 2, 1956 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Kenneth worked as an auto mechanic for many years. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW, serving in the color guard at the VFW, and in many other capacities.
Kenneth loved to visit with friends at the VFW and American Legion. He was a generous, gregarious person who enjoyed fishing, camping, walking around golden ponds, and watching Western movies.
He is survived by his wife Norma of Longmont; two sons Charles (Paula) Ames of Longmont, and John (Gay) Ames of Woonsocket, S.D.; two daughters, Linda Ames of Loveland, Colo., and Connie (Doug) Richardson of Longmont; two brothers, David Ames and Steve “Bud” Ames; two sisters, Alice Baruth and Sally Schatz; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in c/o Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, CO 80501. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.