SARATOGA SPRINGS — Amelia Ives, 72, known to friends as “Amy,” passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Wesley Health Care Center.
Amy was employed by the Wesley as a housekeeper for 31 years where she made lifelong friends. Colleagues lovingly remembered how Amy would make everyone laugh, adding amusement to the daily responsibilities that were oftentimes overwhelming. Showing all with whom she came in contact the lighter side of life by always offering her great sense of humor, she was a warm, kind, and loving person. When Amy became a resident of Wesley, the staff felt it was as if Amy was returning home.
As a lifetime communicant of St. Clement’s Church in Saratoga, Amy was very much involved with the Outreach Program. Even through personal hardships, Amy continued to be that fun loving, optimistic person to brighten everyone’s day. She helped bring humor to those in need and was much beloved to all.
The Outreach members visited her daily and helped keep her spirits up. The members became her lifeline and Amy’s family were very grateful. She was sociable and would share hilarious stories of her life. She will be remembered for her boundless energy, hard work, love and zest for life, and her compassionate fun-loving nature.
Survivors include her daughter, April Ives; granddaughter, Julie Schrom; sister’s Jean Humiston and her husband Gerard; Lucy Sapp and her husband John; and her twin, Angela Ovitt and her husband Oscar.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept.18, 2020 at St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave. Following required health regulations, appropriate face coverings must be worn, and social distancing practices will be followed. Donations may be made in Amelia’s name to St. Clement’s Outreach Program or to Community Hospice.