GREENVILLE JUNCTION – Elizabeth F. "Betty" Ames, 80, died Nov. 7, 2011, at C.A. Dean Hospital, Greenville. She was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Boston, daughter of William and Alice (Folsom) Palmer.
She graduated from Greenville High School, class of 1949, and then completed the Master Mechanics course at Wiggins School of Aviation, Norwood, Mass. Betty also received her pilots license and served as a secon lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol. In 1951 she married Donald C. Ames, and they made their home in Greenville. Betty enjoyed working with wood, reading, sewing, doing Sudoku puzzles, and operating her ham radio.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna Stewart and her husband, Clayton, of Greenville Junction; a son, Ralph Ames and his wife, Kristi, of Sapulpa, Okla.; four granddaughters, Melissa and Jennifer, both of Lisbon, and Rebecca and Tonya, both of Sapulpa, Okla.; a half sister, Barbara Brush of Basking Ridge, N.J.; a half brother, William L. Palmer III of Denver; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Greenville Cemetery. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to