Private services will be held for Dorothy E. Ames, 87, of Exeter. She died on May 5 in Visalia.

She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Dec. 20, 1916. She was raised in Utah and later married True Ames in Daly City, Calif. in 1937. They lived in the Bay area and Stockton for a number of years before moving to Exeter in 1972. She had worked as chief operator for the Chronicle-Examiner Newspaper for several years.

She was preceded in death by her son, Roy Ames. She is survived by her husband True Ames of Exeter; one daughter, Coralei James of Fremont, Calif.; three grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilychapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Chapel.

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