In Loving Memory of Justin Ames: 1984-2023 


Justin Alan Ames passed from this world on April 22, 2023, at his home in Centralia from health issues. Justin was born on May 26, 1984. He arrived on Memorial Day weekend and always continued his life as a celebration. 

He mostly enjoyed his time with his two girls, Emilia and Avrey, cooking, watching their favorite movies, gaming and challenging them in outside activities. 

Justin was a bartender and cooked at most of the bars in Centralia and Chehalis, collecting many close friends along the way. 

Justin is survived by his parents, Denton and Roberta (Ames) Clark, and his two daughters, Emilia Ames, 7, and Avrey Ames, 4, of Centralia, along with two uncles, Lewis Atkins of Olympia and Rodger Atkins of Centralia. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Marjorie Ames, and his two aunts Beverly Berkenkotter and Donna Henderson of Olympia. 

An event will be held at the McFiler’s Chehalis Theater on May 20, 2023, by Tim Filer to honor Justin. For more information, go online to

All of the proceeds will go into a trust for his girls. A GoFundMe ( for Justin was set up by Tim Filer to add to the girls' trust. 

A private memorial will be held later in the month.