Paul Gammon, 89, of Ames, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
Paul was born Sept. 8, 1922, in Ames to James and Goldie (Smith) Gammon. He married Louise Moore on July 14, 1960, in Omaha, Neb. Paul served in the U.S. Army during World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Purple Heart. He worked 27 years as a firefighter for the city of Ames, retiring as captain. Paul enjoyed carpentry work, cooking and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Louise, of Ames; one son, Carey (LaVonne) Gammon, of Ames; one daughter, Cindy (Steve) Capellen, of Boone; two grandchildren, Chad (Lisa) and Kirk (Kim) Gammon; and five great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Laurel, Hailey, Grant and Cole.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Earl and Frank; and two sisters, Marjorie McKenna and Maxine Chentland.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, at The Plex, 5501 George Washington Carver Ave. in Ames. Private burial of cremated remains will be in Story Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Ames.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ames, MICA, Food Pantry, 230 SE 16th St., Ames, IA 50010.
Memorial services of Iowa in Ankeny is assisting the family.