1931 – 2013

AUBURN —   Mary Elizabeth Ames, 81, of Litchfield, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, following a long illness, at the Androscoggin Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born in Lewiston, July 10, 1931, a daughter of the late Guy and Eva (Lyman) Snyder.  She attended Litchfield Schools. 

On Oct. 8, 1949, she married the love of her life, Elmer R. Ames, whom she has been happily married to for 63 years. She worked as a cashier at Harriman Black in Gardiner, waitress at Howard Johnson (at mile 95), Gray’s Store at Litchfield Corner and Bourque’s Market in Lewiston for over 20 years until she retired. She enjoyed her grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and all of her family. She loved playing cards, doing puzzles, word searches, crocheting and knitting for her family, tending to her flowers and just sitting on her deck.  Listening to music, camping, snowmobiling and going out with the girls (her lifelong friends) brought her a great deal of love and enjoyment.

Mary is survived by her husband, Elmer; daughter, Alicia (Ames) Johnson and husband, Barry, of Wales, son, Douglas Ames and wife, Mae, of Litchfield; grandchildren, Shawn and Michelle of Paris, Mike and Donna of West Gardiner, Sarah and Jason of Litchfield, Danielle of Litchfield, Brad and Elizabeth Danse of Virginia Beach; great-grandchildren,  Rebecca, Michael and Arianna Johnson, Jeremie and Brooklynn Cote, Bailey, Taylor and Carter Danse, Aryn and Sarah Ledet; three sisters, Dorothy Sherman, Jean and Roxy Perry, Marjorie Ellis; and many nieces and nephews

Besides her parents; she was predeceased by her brothers, Raymond and Glenn Snyder.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Ames family by visiting their guest book at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.

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