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James F. Ames, 88 RANCHO BERNARDO -- James Fisher Ames passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010 at his home. In the last several years of his life, he shared his home with his "second family," Juan and Dominga and and Tomas and Jenny and their children. They were with him as he passed on to eternal rest. Jim was born on July 28, 1921 in Yakima, Wash., to the late James and Clarice Ames. He served in WWII and was awarded several metals including the Purple Heart. He married Vestine C. Ames in 1944 and they were married for almost 60 years before her death in 2001. Jim worked for General Dynamics/Convair for 40 years as an aircraft engineer and retired to build a home in Rancho Bernardo, where he and Vestine had many years enjoying retirement, traveling and working on their home. He is survived by his sons, Tony Ames, Arman Ames and Jimmy Ames; and daughters, Darlene Burford and Diane Consalvo. He was preceded in death by one son, Norman Ames. A viewing will be held between 10 and 11 a.m., with funeral service at 11 a.m, on Friday, April 9, at Poway Bernardo Mortuary, 13243 Poway Rd., Poway, Calif. 92064. Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, Calif. Sign the Guest Book online obits.nctimes.com

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Apr. 7, 2010
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