Lucile Adrienne (nee Lathrop) Ames 9/3/1935 – 10/3/2015

Lucile Ames, of Okanogan died Saturday October 3, 2015 at Mid Valley Hospital from complications of a stroke.


Born 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 a 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 in United Methodist Women. She also sang with the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus .


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


Memorial Service with Reception

Sunday October 25, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Okanogan United Methodist Church
231 3rd Ave S, Okanogan, WA 98840