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Woodward County Obituary
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery

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Submitted by: Ann Weber


25 Sep 1944 - 1 Oct 2014

Funeral: 1:00 PM Saturday, October 4th, 2014 Gage High School Auditorium

Interment: Saturday, October 4th, 2014 St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

Doug Ames 70 year old Gage resident died Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 4, 2014 in the Gage School Auditorium with Reverend Chris Ames officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Mooreland with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Douglas Clair Ames was born on September 25, 1944 in Mooreland, Oklahoma to Frank Burton and Bernice Marie (Nelson) Ames. Doug spent his childhood in the Mooreland area, attended Moooreland schools, and graduated from Mooreland High School with the class of 1962. Doug then attended business school in Enid graduating in 1964. While in Enid Doug became a member of the Oklahoma National Guard serving for several years. He was united in marriage to Kay Burdick in Mooreland; the couple made their home in Shattuck. They were blessed with three sons, Shane, Chris, and Darrin. Doug worked for Panhandle Eastern for the next 16 years. In 1972 the family moved to Gage. Doug began working for himself as an independent contract pumper in 1982. A career that lasted for 30 years until his retirement in 2011. Kay preceded Doug in death on September 14, 1986. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Campbell on May 14, 1988 in Higgins, TX they made their home in Gage.

Doug enjoyed spending time with his friends at the coffee shop, fishing, and traveling. He tried to always attend his grandchildren’s events and various sporting activities. Doug also enjoyed working on or just looking at antique automobiles.

Doug is survived by his wife Kathleen of the home; three sons, Shane Ames and wife Gina of Huffman, TX; Chris Ames and wife Doris of Woodward; Darrin Ames and wife Brandy of Altus; two daughters, Kimberly Minze and husband Mickey of Joshua, TX; Bobbie Jo Meier and husband Ty of Shattuck; 16 grandchildren, Emily Ames; Alyson Deithorn and husband Brian; Andy Willis and wife Shelley; Seth Ames; Skyler Ames; Jeffery Ames; Zachary Ames; Drew Ames; Caleb Ames; Taylor Minze; Brady Minze; Cooper Minze; Shady Minze; Dillon Meier; Devon Meier; Erika Meier; his first great-granchild Karlynn Clarie Ames due October 12, 2014; two brothers, J. Alan “Bud” Ames and wife Barbara; Byron Ames and wife Deanna all of Mooreland; sister-in-law, Viva Ames of Grand Rapids, MI; brother-in-law, Max Bridgeman of Pueblo, CO; many nieces, nephews other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bernice; two sisters, Eileen Moynihan and LaNita Bridgeman; one brother, Loren Ames. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer research with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

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