DONNIE E. AMES
Apr. 12, 1929 - Jan. 14, 2014
Donnie E. Ames, 84, of Henderson, NV passed away of Alzheimers on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at A Hand of Hope care home.
Donnie was born on April 12, 1929 in Konowa, OK. Donnie had traveled and lived all over the southwest. She settled in Seeley, CA where she took over her mother's business, "Bessie's Cafe". She maintained her residency there until 2006 when she moved to Henderson, NV to be near her daughters.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Short; father, Earl Phelps; son, Dough Johnson, and brother, Carlos Phelps.
She is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Graesch of Edmond, OK, Mary Lou Mc Carthy of San Diego, CA, and Billi Janssen of Las Vegas, NV; daughters, Donna Gaffaney of Henderson, NV, Diana Wilson of San Anselmo, CA, Dorothy Lappin Hall of Henderson, NV; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be sent to Alzheimers Research.