Sixth Generation


70. Shirley E. Firth was born on 14 June 1923 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA. She was educated in 1941 in Rockland High School. She died on 25 March 2004 at the age of 80 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA. ROCKLAND - Shirley E. Ames, 80, died Thursday, March 25, 2004, following an extended illness. Born June 14, 1923, in Rockland, she was one of five children of Charles H. Sr. and Hazel Sprague Firth. A lifelong resident of Rockland, she was a 1941 graduate of Rockland High School. On June 2, 1943, she married Wilson B. Ames and the couple made their home in Rockland. In earlier years, Mrs. Ames worked at the lunch counter of F. W. Woolworth's. She later worked for area fish processing plants and for many years was employed with F. J. O'Hara and Sons, retiring at the closing of that plant. She was a devoted mother who was "wonderful and easy to please," said her daughter. She loved camping with her daughter at Loon's Cry Campground. Mrs. Ames was devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of her greatest joys, other than her family was her trip to Hawaii. Eating out was another favorite pastime and she could accurately report on any restaurant between Portland and Bangor. Predeceased by her husband in 1962, Mrs. Ames is survived by two sons, Sanford "Sandy" G. Ames and his wife, Linda, of Reminderville, Ohio, Duane B. Ames and his wife, Sharon, of Warrenton, Va.; one daughter, Elaine M. Beam and her husband, Malcolm, of Tenants Harbor; two aunts, Agnes Firth of Rockland, Alberta Buzwell of Swans Island; nine grandchildren, including Jeffrey, Brian, Amy, D. Christopher, Stephanie, Lynn, Erin and Sherry; as well as nine great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday. The Rev. Allen Jervey will officiate. Interment will follow at Ash Point Cemetery in Owls Head. Shirley was buried in Ash Point cemetery, Owls Head.

Shirley E. Firth and Wilson Barron Ames were married on 2 June 1943 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA. Wilson Barron Ames died in 1962.

Shirley E. Firth-50071 and Wilson Barron Ames-50072 had the following children:

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Sanford G. "Sandy" Ames-50073.

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Duane B. Ames-50074.

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Elaine Marie Ames-50075.

Ames was born (date unknown).