Lucile Adrienne Ames

Lucile Ames
Lucile Adrienne Ames

Lucile Adrienne (nee Lathrop) Ames, of Okanogan, died Saturday October 3, 2015 at Mid Valley Hospital from complications of a stroke. She was born on Sept. 3, 1935 in New London and raised in Plainville Connecticut.

Lucile and her husband of 47 years, Curtis Ames, moved to Okanogan in 1965. She worked for the Head Start Program for many years both with children and with parents. She also took in foster children. While working at Head Start she earned an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Wenatchee Community College.

In 1989 she became the librarian at the Okanogan branch library where she especially loved her role as Story Lady. She was woman of faith, active in the Okanogan United Methodist Church where she was a Lay Leader, Liturgist, Treasurer, Church Delegate for annual conferences, Church Camp Organizer and active United Methodist Woman. She also sang with the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus .

Lucile is survived by her siblings, Elizabeth Anderson, of East Lansing, Mich., James Lathrop of Plainville Conn., Jonathan Lathrop of Riverdale, Maryland, her foster daughter C’Ann Kariores, Okanogan and foster granddaughters Jolene Lazard, Bremerton, Marisa (Missy) Peoples, Everett, foster great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews.

Information regarding memorial services will be available in the near future.