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Elizabeth Ames

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Elizabeth Ames Obituary
Elizabeth (Motley) Ames died Sunday, September 2, 2018, in Westwood. She was born in Boston, December 27, 1918, to John Lothrop Motley and Nancy Barton Motley. She was the oldest of 4 siblings, Eleanor, John, Jr. and Nancy. She grew up in Boston and Nahant and was educated at the Winsor School in Boston, and the St. Timothy's School in Stevenson, Md. After her graduation from St. Timothy's in 1937, she attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. In December 1940, she married David Ames of North Easton. During World War II while her husband was away in the Navy, serving in the Pacific, she lived in Boston with her two older children. Upon his return, they moved to North Easton where she spent most of her life. She was devoted to her family, including many cousins, nieces and nephews. She remained very close to her mother and sisters Eleanor "Kit" Lee and Nancy "Teents" Adams. In Easton she was active on the boards and committees of numerous organizations including the Ames Free Library, the Easton Conservation Commission, and Unity Church, and was a generous supporter of many community causes. Other interests included Gore Place in Waltham, the Ellis Memorial, and Vincent Hospital. She was a good athlete and enjoyed skiing, tennis and golf. She loved to read especially biographies and histories. In 2000, she moved to Fox Hill Village in Westwood, which became her full time residence in 2011. She had many friends at Fox Hill, and enjoyed living there, especially when she was joined by her sister Kit. She will be remembered for the grace and fortitude with which she lived her life. She leaves her four children, David Ames Jr. and his wife Sally, William Motley Ames, Nancy Ames and her husband Peter Nelson, Frederick Lothrop Ames; and four grandchildren, Amelia, and her husband CDR Andy Gold, Thomas and his wife Lauren Witt, Susannah and Samuel Ames. She is survived by her sister, Nancy Motley Adams of Dover. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on October 4, at Unity Church, 9 Main St., North Easton. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Womens Lunch Place, 67 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116. Folsom Funeral Service www.folsomfuneral.com
Published in The Enterprise on Sept. 9, 2018
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