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Ruth Dorothy Frick Ames
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1924
Jerauld County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1998
Beadle County
South Dakota, USA

Ruth Dorothy (Frick) Ames
August 12, 1924 - December 9, 1998

Ruth Ames, 74, of rural St. Lawrence, South Dakota, died Wednesday, December 9, 1998, at Huron Regional Medical Center following a seven-month illness.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 at the First United Methodist Church in Miller with the Rev. Richard Gould officiating. Burial was in the G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.

Ruth Dorothy Lena Frick was born August 12, 1924 to Guy Earl and Anna Lena (Wilkes) Frick in Logan Township, Jerauld County. She attended Prairie Bell School in Logan Township and Wessington Springs High School. After graduating in 1942, she went into nurses's training at the Methodist State Hospital and Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell as a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1946.

On October 12, 1946, she married Charles Robert Ames in Miller with the Reverend Ernst officiating. They resided and farmed in the Miller area. They raised two sons and lovingly cared for 14 foster children.

She worked as a registered nurse at Hand County Memorial Hospital for several years and at Prairie Good Samaritan Center in Miller.

She was baptized in the Salem Lutheran Church and later joined the Greenleaf Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service and served as president. She also worked with the 4-H clubs.

Survivors include her husband of rual St. Lawrence; two sons, Wayne Charles (Patricia) Ames of Huron and Scott Robert (Margaret) Ames of Aviano AFB, Italy; five grandchildren; two siters, Mary (Bob) Owens) Jenkins of Cottonwood, Arizona, and Martha (Melvin) Bergeleen of Wessington Springs; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brother, Henry and John Frick'; and two nephews.

Active pallbearers were Kelvin Grey, Jeff Clement, Terry Howard, Gene Moncur, Lloyd Schwartz, John Ames, Rick Ames and Kenny Martinmaas.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons, Kevin and Alan Ames, and her many friends, relative and neighbors.
Family links: 
  Guy Earl Frick (1873 - 1937)
  Anna Lena Wilkes Frick (1886 - 1958)
  Robert Charles Ames (1921 - 2007)
  John Wilkes Frick (1910 - 1988)*
  Henry Earl Frick (1912 - 1987)*
  Mary Anna Frick Jenkins (1916 - 2006)*
  Martha Frick Bergeleen (1921 - 2012)*
  Ruth Dorothy Frick Ames (1924 - 1998)
*Calculated relationship
G A R Cemetery
Hand County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Blk 52 Lot 7 Grave 2
Created by: Carolyn Bingham Rosemore
Record added: Jul 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74074735
Ruth Dorothy <i>Frick</i> Ames
Added by: Carolyn Bingham Rosemore
Ruth Dorothy <i>Frick</i> Ames
Added by: Carolyn Bingham Rosemore
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To honor you, Ruth..
- Carolyn Bingham Rosemore
 Added: May. 24, 2012

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