Peggy Lorraine Ames

July 3, 1940 ~ December 31, 2020


Jan. 8, 2021
12:00 PM
Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City

Peggy Ames passed away peacefully in her home on Dec. 31, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. Peggy was born July 3, 1940. She was a hard, loyal worker, from retail store manager to selling Avon; she was an enthusiastic traveler/cruiser; and she deeply loved family and friends.

She was the beloved wife of the late Jerry Ames and survived by her three sons Jack, Mike (Carrie), and Tony (Toni); five grandchildren Samantha (Michael), Miles (Kayla), Marcus, Jackie, Cache, and three great-grandsons Noah, Gavin, and Soren.

Daughter of Arthur and Lavon Norris and sister to Janet, Steven, and Sharon, she will be missed.

Due to the pandemic, her son’s will hold a graveside only memorial service limited to immediate family and friends on Friday, January 8th, 2021 at 12:00 PM at SLC cemetery. Please share stories, notes of condolence, or photos, on her online memory book.

For directions to the graveside service, please follow these routing instructions as most of the gates at the Salt Lake City Cemetery will be locked:

From South Temple, go north on "N" street, go to the top of the hill and turn right/east and enter the cemetery.

Go east to Main Street
Turn north on Main Street but stay to the right at the Y Intersection to stay on Hillside Ave
Go north on Hillside Ave to 445 north and turn right/east
Go to Center Street and turn right/south

When exiting, please go south on Center St to 240 North and west out of the cemetery.


Peggy was the best mother in-law I could have ever asked for! She was caring, giving, funny, and an all around great person! She loved her three boys unconditionally and loved talking and praising them for every accomplishment no matter how big or small it was. I will never forget our shopping sprees, lunch dates and ice cream frenzies in the weeks that I spent with her. You will always be in my heart! I love you!

- Toni Ames
I am very sad to hear of Peggy’s passing. She was a wonderful Grandmother to our girl Samantha and her mom Angie. Every time I went into the store where a Peggy worked , she always had a smile and a fun greeting. She loved her family very much, it always showed in her spirit. Happy Trails to you Peggy❤️

- Dianne Reynaud
I couldn’t have asked for a better mother in-law! Peggy was so supportive of me and Tony and always told us how proud she was of us. She loved her boys unconditionally and would do anything for them. I loved our lunch dates and shopping sprees where we talked and laughed a lot. You will forever be in my heart! I love you!

- Toni Ames
Peggy was always so kind, funny and loving. She was a fantastic cook and hostess. She loved feeding family and friends. I remember her Christmas breakfast the best. She loved traveling. She was always so much fun. She was always so good to me and my children. I always loved her and Jerry. They were such good people and it was always fun to spend time with them. My thoughts are with the Ames family and my condolences for your immense loss.

- Angie Reynaud
Peggy you were one of a kind. Peggy always lit up when I would walk into the room and say "well hello my beauty" She quickly became Grandma Peggy to my daughter who looked forward to seeing "her Peggy" and telling her stories. Right up to the very end she loved listening to my daughter ramble on with her stories. Peggy was a very appreciative, loving woman who loved her family so much. Peggy you will always be missed but never forgot, thank you for being in our lives. Fly high with Jerry we love you!

- Amanda Nisson