Nita Alice Ames, 82, of Derby, passed away in Newport on Friday, October 1, 2004.
She was born in East Charleston on May 15, 1922, the daughter of William “Will’” and Olive (French) Gardner. She graduated from Derby Academy. On August 24, 1942, Nita married Lyndol Ames, who predeceased her in 1990. She helped her husband run the family farm and maple sugaring operation for fifty years. Nita was a fifty year member of the Home Maker’s Club, and the Christian Women’s Club in Newport, where she taught Bible studies, and was a founding member of the East Charleston Church of the Nazarene, where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed gardening and cooking, especially for the large family gatherings. She was an excellent seamstress and an avid knitter.
Nita is survived by her children, Roderick Ames and his wife Irene of Morgan, Terrance Ames and his wife Patty of Sanford, Florida, and Dawnita Ames of Holland, her grandchildren, Jacqueline Patenaude and her husband Richard, Rosanna Reynolds, Adam, Alica, Matthew, Sarah and Marie Ames, her great-grandchildren, Michael Johnson and Kylee Ames, Jacob, and Thomas Reynolds, her brothers, Clayton Gardner and his wife Gerry of Seattle, Washington, and Raymond Gardner and his wife Margaret of Reading, Massachusetts, her sisters, Ruth Metcalf of Columbus, Ohio, Lois Cardwell of Newport, and Beulah Griffes and her husband Don of East Charleston, her daughter-in-law, Ann Ames of Newport, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, David Ames, her grandson, Eric Ames, great grandson Curtis Johnson, and by her brothers, Earl and Adelbert Gardner,and by her sisters, Elizabeth Johnson and Elinor Cove.
Friends may call at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Memorial Chapel, 37 Lake Road, Newport (formerly Bay St.) on Tuesday, October 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parking and easy ramped entrance in rear of funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 6 at the Derby United Church at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Rick Smith and Rev. Fred Barker co-officiating. Interment will follow at the Mead Hill cemetery in Holland.
Should friends desire, contributions in Nita’s memory may be made to the East Charleston Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 13, East Charleston, Vt. 05833.
On-line condolences may be made to the family through curtis-brithc-converse-rushford.com
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes, locally family owned and operated.