Elizabeth W. Ames

Elizabeth W. Ames

Elizabeth W. Ames, a life-long Douglas resident, passed away at the age of 89.

She was the third child born to Ralph and Elizabeth Williams. She graduated from Loretto Catholic School, Douglas High School and the University of Arizona.

“Liz” married Howard E. Ames Jr on February 14, 1953. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, in laws, brother and younger sister. Survivors include her older sister, seven children, 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Liz was involved in the community she loved. She served as Douglas Mayor, City Councilwoman, President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, was a board member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Douglas ARC, and the Cochise County Historical Society. Liz was a 71-year member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, the P.E.O. Sisterhood and the Ocotillo Social Club. She was recognized as “Lady of the Year” and received recognition for her service in the community by many other organizations.

Visitation will take place on Friday, February 14, beginning at 2 p.m. followed by the Rosary at 6 p.m. at Brown-Page Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. A Private family internment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends and loved ones at the Gadsden Hotel beginning at 12 noon.

In Lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Liz’s memory to: St. Vincent de Paul Society (PO Box 519, Douglas, AZ 85608), Douglas ARC (PO Box 252, Douglas, AZ 85608), Cochise County Historical Society (PO Box 818, Douglas, AZ 85608), P.E.O. Foundation (3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312) or a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.BrownPageMortuary.com.

Brown Page Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 364-3434.

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