Marilynn B. Ames


SCARBOROUGH — Marilynn Brown Ames passed away on Jan. 8, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, with her daughters and niece, Ginger Brown, keeping her company.

She was born in Leeds, July 18, 1918, as the daughter of Edwin and Margeurita Rogers Brown. She attended the Presumpscot School in Portland, Webster School in Auburn, graduating from Edward Little High School in 1936 and from Bliss Business College in 1938.

After graduation from Bliss, Marilynn worked in the offices of Bickford Moccasin and Maine Shoes before moving to Baltimore, Md., to work for the Social Security Administration. After many years as a homemaker, Marilynn was employed as secretary to the librarian at Edward Little High School from 1962 to 1979, working with Dorothy Kern, who was the librarian and Marilynn’s dear friend.

Marilynn married Byron Ames in 1943 in Fayetteville, N.C. It was the beginning of a love affair that lasted 63 years. Their relationship was one of mutual love and respect along with big doses of humor and generosity.

Marilynn’s passions were knitting, embroidery, quilting, genealogy, playing the organ and being a member of the Edward Little High School Class of 1936 reunion committee with her special friends, George and Ruth Benjamin. She was an active member of the Auburn Methodist Church.

Marilynn is survived by her daughters, Judith Legendre and her husband, Peter and Karen Eames and her former husband, Michael Myrick; grandchildren, Rick Legendre and his wife, Cathy, Mason Legendre and his wife, Sarah, Addie Lucas and her husband, Rob and Meghan Myrick; and great-grandchildren, Matthew Legendre, Summer and Atticus Legendre and Quincy and Jackson Lucas.


She was predeceased by her husband, Byron; her brother, Carleton Brown; and her great-granddaughter, Heather Legendre.

Marilynn was a kind and loving woman who will live on within us.

Our thanks to the staffs of Clover Manor in Auburn and the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough for their kind care of Marilynn.

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