Faith LaFleur Ames
South China — Faith LaFleur Ames, wife of Leslie D. Ames, died suddenly on Jan. 15, 2013 with her loving family at her side.
She was born in Waterville on Aug. 14, 1928, the daughter of John R. and Jeanette M. (Cote) LaFleur.
Her parents moved to Portland, where she attended grade school and graduated from Westbrook College. In June 1950, she married Leslie D. Ames from Camden and worked most of her professional life as a medical assistant along with organist and choir director in several churches.
She and her husband retired to South China, where they became very involved in the community. Both she and her husband enjoyed their cottage on China Lake, snowmobiling, fishing and camping.
Faith loved crafts and enjoyed playing the organ at the South China Community Church where she was also the choir director and a member who was actively involved in special musical programs, and loved bringing music into other peoples lives.
She and her husband were co-presidents of the Fellowship Club. She also volunteered at the South China Public Library, was an ombudsman at two facilities in the Waterville area and volunteered at The Town Line newspaper.
She also directed a barbershop ladies group, "the Kenne-belles" and while in the Portland area she formed and directed a Christian singing group named AimHi Singers.
She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother and her favorite times were sharing family times with them.
Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Leslie D. Ames of South China; her son, Michael Ames, a science teacher at Dexter Regional High School, and his wife Janie Lane, of Newport, and they have two daughters, Jessica of Baltimore, Md. and Katie of Ellsworth; her daughter, Pamela Ames, who lives in Sidney and is in private practice of law in Waterville; one brother, John LaFleur Jr. and his wife Donna and their daughter Kathy LaFleur all of Peabody Pond; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit Friday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at South China Community Church, 246 Village St., South China, where a memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Faith Ames' name to: South China Community Church Music Program, PO Box 335, South China, ME 04358.
Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Route 32, Windsor, ME. Condolences, photos and stories may be shared at plummerfh.com.