Raleen Ames, 74, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021. She was born on October 17, 1946 in Pocatello, Idaho to Alva and Elva Samuelson. She grew up in Pocatello attending local schools, graduating from Pocatello High School.
Rayleen married Loran Jay Ames on March 17, 1967 for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple. They met while they were both working at Troy Parision Laundry in Pocatello. Raleen worked for many years as a custodian at ISU Housing Department.
Raleen was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a homemaker and found joy in raising her family and caring for them as well as for her friends. She loved to garden, crochet and do jigsaw puzzles.
The family gives a special thanks to all her care team; Symbii Hospice, Pro Health and the many volunteers for all your care, love and support given.
Raleen is survived by her daughter, Loreen Ames of Pocatello, ID, son, Anthony (Sheila) Ames of Vancouver, WA, son, Russell (Marissa) Ames of Fallon, NV, daughter, Shelley Ames of Pocatello, ID, son, Porter (Karen) Ames of Vernal, UT; sister, Marian Hughes of Hawthorne, NV, sister, Emma Jean Brooks of Layton, UT, and brother, Mark Duane Samuelson of Chubbuck, ID; and 8 grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Elva Samuelson; brother, Larry Samuelson; sister, Ruth Hudach; brother, LeRoy Samuelson; and her husband, Loran Jay Ames.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11 am at the LDS church, 655 S. Grant Ave. Pocatello, with a viewing for one hour prior.
Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello.
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