SEATTLE, Wash.- Janice Louise (Fondy) Ames was born Oct. 31, 1928, to Homer/Florence Fondy in Steamboat Springs, CO and passed away at her home in Seattle, Wash., on Aug. 9, 2017.

The family moved to Edgerton, Wyo., in the late 20's and Janice attended school at Midwest, Wyo., until 1941 when they moved to Belle Fourche, SD. Janice graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1945 and started college at South Dakota State College at the age of 16, graduating with a degree in Journalism.

She was married to William E. Ames in 1949. After graduation, they moved to Ames, IA. In the mid 1950’s, they moved to Seattle, WA where Bill became a professor of Communications at the University of Washington. In 1969, Janice received a graduate degree from UW in Librarianship which led to part-time work and eventually Director of the Washington Talking Book and Braille library, retiring in 2003.

Janice is survived by her brother, Vic (Donna) Fondy, Whitewood, SD, sister, Phyllis (John) Skurla, Anchorage, Alaska, daughter, Laurie Ames, Seattle, WA, son, Tim (Cathy) Ames, Seattle, WA and numerous grandchildren.

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