William (Bill) Harvey Ames, 68, of Pueblo West, Colorado died in his home on March 31th, 2020.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Christine and his mother-in-law Dolores, his
beloved son Scott Harvey, daughter-in-law Letia, granddaughters Ashleigh, Valkyrie, and
Serenity, as well as his daughter Andrea and her partner Nicholas Naglich, his siblings John,
Scott, Wendy, Deb, and Marianne, and his many brothers and sisters-in-law and deeply loved
nieces, nephews and extended family. Bill was a devoted husband, loving father and a true
Bill was born in August of 1951, to Harvey & Dorothy Ames in Boston, Massachusetts. He
graduated from Wayland High School in 1969 and Springfield College in 1973 before he
ventured west in his Dodge Charger with a few close friends, settling down in Vail, Colorado,
where he met his wife Christine. They were married at Trinitarian Congregational Church
surrounded by family who ice skated into the evening in the backyard of his childhood home in
Wayland, MA on New Year's Day in 1977.
Bill is remembered as a giant in the lives of so many. He was full of strength and a hard worker,
a faithful provider for his family. He was brave in soul and spirit. An entrepreneur who began his
own radio tower construction company, he suffered a life-altering fall in El Paso, Texas in 1987
which changed the trajectory of his life and fortified his fighting spirit to live every day to the
fullest. He became a teacher at the Delta Correctional Facility and later at the Fremont
Correctional Facility in Canon City, CO. He had a deep compassion for his students and desired
that each of them could take from his classroom not only a GED but a new take on their life after
prison. He became an avid golfer at Desert Hawk Golf Course in Pueblo West.
After his retirement in 2014 he traveled often and golfed daily with his friends. He kept in touch
with friends, old and new. He enjoyed recent visits from his life-long friends and trips to Idaho,
New England and California to be with his son’s family, his brothers & sisters, his wife and
mother-in-law. He will be warmly remembered by each and every life he touched.
Service & Details
Memorial services will be held in New England at a later date due to the current circumstances.
The family are grateful for the many outpourings of love we have received. In lieu of flowers,
please consider a contribution to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, to which Bill was a lifelong
supporter. In lieu of sending food, please support the places where we have memories with him
in Pueblo, CO by purchasing gift cards so we don’t lose these special places like Bistoro (719)
696-9672 & The Love Mug (719) 696-1175.