John Ames
1941 - 2019
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John R. Ames
JOHN R. AMES, 78, died October 7, 2019. Born June 3, 1941, in Denver, Colorado, he moved to Houston with his family in 1946. John was a graduate of Lamar High School and University of Oklahoma. He was predeceased by his parents, Curtis B. Ames and Florence Mead Ames, and his brother Richard C. Ames. John is survived by his wife Carol, brothers Steve Ames and Doug Ames, and wife Amy, sister Honey Ames Ashworth, daughter Kristen Ames Lovelace, and husband Mark, son John R. Ames, Jr., and wife Nicha, and several nieces and nephews. He spent his life outdoors fishing, hunting, building, and creating spaces that harbored special memories for the people he loved. John had a wicked sense of humor and very big heart and will be missed by his many, many friends and family. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer, on Saturday, October 26, at 1:30 p.m., with visitation beginning at 12:30. Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears and David Long will officiate. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to Nora's Home, 8300 El Rio Street, Houston, Texas 77054,

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 13, 2019.
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October 22, 2019
Fara Ezzat
October 22, 2019
Hey Sundance
I couldn't have had a greater sidekick. It was never we can't do that it was just ok now how are we going to get away with it!
Who else would be on the 10 o'clock news towing a trailer with a two hole'r outhouse on it.
You won the ugliest date contest hands down.
Who else would stoke the camp fire with a can of gasoline.
We never shared a bottle of scotch that didn't have a handle on it.
No one ever had a better deer camp thanks to you.
You could toss a penny in the air and hit it with your twenty two.
You made life fun all those years we rode together and I always knew you had my back.
They still say who were those guys ?
Adios amigo

aka Jesse
Jesse Edmundson
October 17, 2019
John -- We go way back together- playing cards
before high school class in your 57 chevy
-basketball in your parents driveway -elk
hunting on Buchholz's ranch in Colorado-i
always thought your beloved 270 was too
light for elk - but you proved me wrong
with your markmanship-YOU WILL NEVER BE
FORGOTTEN! your Aggie friend ==
Richard C. Krouse
October 15, 2019
Tio Juan, I am certain when you arrived in Heaven, you commandeered a microphone and showed your magic trick to an adoring crowd. Dah Dah Dah

Time spent with you was magical, it was never long enough. You were a legend among the living!

When I head your way, please have a red cup full of wine and a sunset ready. We will pick up where we left off...

All my love,

October 15, 2019
It was an honor being part of your healthcare team. I will miss your jokes and warm smiles. Adieu John
May your soul and the souls of all the faithful departed Rest In Peace, Amen
jane Fadesere
October 14, 2019
Dah Dah Dah
Katharine Powell
October 14, 2019
Ames, You were with me when I killed the first elk on my father's ranch. I was with you when you killed your first elk on the ranch.
The many years we hunted together, the stories, refreshments, food, card playing and of course the hunt itself one could write a book.
Your legacy will last forever!
My memory of those times will never be forgotten!
Cheers, John
John Buchholz
October 14, 2019
We miss you.. Boomer Sooner
Hoveta Mayes
October 13, 2019

You were one happy and fun guy back in Junior High and it looks like that continued for you throughout your life.

Wayne Angle
October 11, 2019
Johnny, you will be sorely missed. We always enjoyed you company and your positive attitude.

We will forever hold dear your stories about the 70's, your Elmer Fudd hat, wine cartridges, hamsteaks, snake lights, pre-fab hunting camps and outhouses, hunting cabin sing-alongs with Rowdy and playing poker until the wee hours.

We loved you, dear friend!

Kurt Hahnfeld and John Pack
John Pack
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