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AMOS AMY LYNN AMOS Amy Amos lost her 13 year courageous battle with a brain tumor on July 6, 2011. She is survived by her adoring husband of 18 years and best friend, Charles Michael Amos and her two beautiful daughters, Courtney Ashlyn Amos and Shannon Grace Amos. She is also survived by her devoted mother, Dana Thomas; grandmother, Dorotha Fildes; her father, Jim Boswell and her brother, Brian Boswell, as well as many other extended family members. Amy graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 1990 with a Bachelors degree in Finance. Amy started her career as a financial analyst in the government contracting arena and continued to advance her career ultimately to Comptroller. Amy decided to leave her career behind prior to the birth of her second daughter, Shannon, to become a full time Mom to her two princesses, Courtney and Shannon. Amy loved her Hokies and the Virginia Tech chapter of the TKE fraternity where she was a "Little Sister". Her favorite pastimes included eating hard-shell crabs, going to the beach, reading, cooking (especially HER spaghetti), cross-stitching (many of which adorn her house today), crossword puzzles, Jimmy Buffet, Jackson Browne and country music. Amy was an avid volunteer serving as treasurer for Courtney's softball league, elementary school PTA, and assisting any person, family or organization that asked for help. Amy was a fighter. She fought an intrepid battle every step of the way against this terrible disease. Her steadfast determination through all the surgeries, chemotherapies, radiation and physical/occupational/speech therapies is, and forever will be, an inspiration to her family. Amy was a beautiful, loving and devoted wife and mother. She had an outgoing personality with a truly kind and giving heart. She always gave everything for her family, friends and career while never asking for anything in return. And so now, in her name, those who love her ask that the Lord will take her in His arms and grant her the peace and happiness she so rightly deserves. Michael, Courtney and Shannon would like to express our sincere gratitude to our family, friends, neighbors and the Shirley Contracting family for your unwavering love, help and support without which these past several years would not have been possible. A visitation will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011 between 6 and 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 201 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176. Services will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 starting at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Oakcrest Manor Drive, Leesburg, VA. Interment to follow the service at Union Cemetery in Leesburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Amy's name to the American Brain Tumor Association so that others may survive. By Mail: American Brain Tumor Association 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste 550 Chicago, IL 60631 Online: http://www.abta.org/Donate/54 Please send condolences to www.colonialfuneralhome.com
Published in The Washington Post on July 10, 2011