- Washington Post.
Monday, February 28, 2000; Page B06
Barbara Anne Ames Dies at Age 78
Barbara Anne Ames, 78, a contracting officer and negotiator as a civilian with the Marine Corps from the
early 1950s to early 1970s, died of pneumonia Feb. 22 at Northern Virginia Community Hospital. She lived in
Alexandria. In the early 1970s, she worked briefly as a Navy Department contracting officer and negotiator.
Ms. Ames, who was born in New Orleans, received bachelor's and master's degrees in business
administration from George Washington University. She toured with her five sisters as a dancing group in the
1930s before joining the Marine Corps in 1943. She was discharged as a master sergeant in1952.
After retiring from her civilian career in the 1970s, she volunteered as a tax consultant for the American
Association of Retired Persons. Her memberships included the Capitol Dog Training Club and the Women
Marines Association. She was a past vice president and treasurer of St. Anthony's Catholic Church women's
guild in Falls Church.
Survivors include four sisters, Dorothy Javorsky of Lakeland, Fla., Marjorie Murphy of Wayne, N.J., and
Alice Bimbi and Mary Eloise Little, both of Staunton, Va.; and a brother, Frank Ames of Stow, Mass.