Raymond Burley Ames

13 Jan 1911 - 15 Jan 2002


Raymond Burley Ames

13 Jan 1911 - 15 Jan 2002
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Raymond Burley Ames

Married: 12 Mar 1933

Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States



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May 28, 2011


May 25, 2011

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Contributor: crex Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

My grandparents, Nana and Gramps, would come from Springville to Salt Lake City, UT each Saturday to visit our family. Nana would open the door and call out "You-who" and the fun would begin. I looked so forward to their visits. Nana would take the time to review my week, give advice, and see to any concerns. One thing she would often advise was to "save your money". Nana and Gramps were frugal with themselves yet generous with others. I now realize, that their example helped me to feel the same way. I hope someday to be the type of Nana that has large sugar cookies, dippy eggs, and sleepovers (even if I would get homesick). For all the Saturdays and many other days, we named our first child, Kate "Marie" Barney after Nana (Verda "Marie" Lund Ames) who was simply the funnest, most caring, beautiful Nana ever!

Memories of Gramps

Contributor: crex Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

When I was a young man, I remember traveling with my family to visit Nana and Gramps. We would pile in our station wagon in Salt Lake City and travel down to Springville, Utah. We would pull up in front of their home and proceed through their front door. There we would greet Nana and Gramps in their living room next to the fireplace and piano. Gramps would shake my hand, twist it a couple of times and say, “Hello boys and girls, hello boys and girls”. He would whistle and say, “You all are growing up so fast…my goodness”. He was not a man of many words but I knew that he loved and cared about me and my family. After exchanging pleasantries, we would scatter off and either play outside in their yard, usually tag, hide and seek, or kick the can. Sometimes we would take a nap in their back room or play with blocks and build things. Occasionally we would sleep over. On one sleep-over occasion, I remember we all gathered for breakfast one morning. Nana had her apron on and was cooking food in the kitchen. She asked us what we wanted for breakfast. (She usually cooked eggs and bacon and offered a variety of cereals – Post Toasties was a regular). I remember complaining about the meal for some reason and Gramps became upset and slammed his hand down and said, “Quit complaining about the meal…my goodness you kids are picky”. It startled me and I remember it was deathly quiet after that. Needless to say, I ate my breakfast that day. I can still remember that because it changed my perspective and I never complained about breakfast there again. I appreciated his sternness and that memory has stayed with me ever since. Another time, I remember traveling with Gramps to fix a large machine. He worked as a mechanic for W.W. Clyde and often worked odd hours and slept during the days. In any event, he was called out to fix a large construction piece of equipment. He loaded large wrenches and his construction tools in the back of the truck. He asked me to accompany him on a job site. He put on his over-clothes work suit that had a zipper down the front and we jumped in his white truck and went for a ride. I remember sitting on the passenger seat and looking out the window along the way. We pulled into a construction site where he got out and fixed a large scraper. I remember the giant wheels. I had never seen such large tires before. He finished and we drove back to his home. Gramps was a hard worker; he was very good as a mechanic. Whenever we had a problem with our car, he would get underneath it and quickly fix it. He was handy to have around. I remember when he passed away, I was asked to speak at his funeral. I spoke about his life, my memories of him and what kind of a man he was. I am grateful for his life, his love, and my many memories of good times during our visits. I miss and love you Gramps!

Life timeline of Raymond Burley Ames

Raymond Burley Ames was born on 13 Jan 1911
Raymond Burley Ames was 10 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
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Raymond Burley Ames was 20 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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Raymond Burley Ames was 34 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
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Raymond Burley Ames was 42 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
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Raymond Burley Ames was 59 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
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Raymond Burley Ames was 62 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
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Raymond Burley Ames was 75 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
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Raymond Burley Ames was 79 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
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Raymond Burley Ames died on 15 Jan 2002 at the age of 91
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