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Neil K. Ampe went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 peacefully at his home. He was born in Hope Kansas on July 18, 1928 to Albert John and Bertha Ampe. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1945. Stationed in Corpus Christi, TX he met his wife, Carrie and her 4 year old son, Cary Michael Pond. Neil and Carrie then had Frank Neil Ampe and Mark David Ampe. Neil umpired for little league, pony league and semi-pro baseball. They then moved to Bay City Tx then he later took jobs overseas. After retiring they made their home in Houston. Neil loved gardening and working in his yard as well as carpentry. He made many toys for his granddaughters as well as for friends and other family.

Neil is preceded in death by his brother Glen and his sister Joyce and his son Mark David. He is survived by his wife Carrie, and his sons, Frank Neil Ampe and Cary Michael Pond and his three granddaughters Katy Ampe, Samantha Matherne and Natalia Pond, his sisters Betty, Jean, and Diane and one brother, Allen as well as numerous neices and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Leukemia Association or Alzheimer's Research in Neil's honor.