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Arnold "Jack" A. Ames

March 19, 1930 — August 24, 2021

Arnold Arthur Ames (Jack) was born March 19, 1930 in Dover, Idaho.  He passed away at his home in Dover on August 24, 2021.


Memorial services will be conducted at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 18, 2021 in Coffelt’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jon Pomeroy officiating.


Jack spent his last days surrounded by family and friends.  Jack has gone home to be with the lord.


Jack started working in the woods piling brush when he was 15 years old.  He continued as a lumber jack until he joined the Navy.  He served on the destroyer James E Keyes.  He then worked in the woods and worked on the Cabinet Gorge and Albeni Falls dams.  Jack went to work with his brother and they built many homes in the Sandpoint and surrounding areas.  He also worked in the Northwest Territories for Cavan Construction in Canada.  He met many great people.


Jack met Lorene Kohal (Rene). They would get married at the hitching post in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho in 1951.  On their way to get marring there was a blizzard and they had a flat tire and they had to borrow $20 just to make it.  They had three children; Rickey, Mickey and Roxy.  They built their home in Dover just a few blocks from where Jack was born and raised.  They lived in Dover for 70 years.


Jack was a member of the Dover Church and enjoyed many lifelong friends.  Jack loved the outdoors and spending time with family.  He loved dogs, cats and horses.  He spent lots of time spoiling them.  Most of all he loved fishing.  Jacks last day of fishing was with his nephew Bob Henry, just three weeks before he passed.  Jack is forever in our hearts.


Jack is survived by his wife Rene, children Mickey (Marlene) Ames, Roxy (Michael) Sherrick and Charley North; daughter in law Karen Ames Faurnier.  They had 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his son Rickey Ames, five sister and three brother.


The family suggest that memorial may be made to and Helping Hands and Healing Hearts.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

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