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Born Christine Mae in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Tip and Orrie Gossett and the last surviving and youngest of three children. She had two brothers, William Thomas Gossett of Birmingham, MI and Wayne I. Gossett of Rancho Santa Fe, California. Mr. and Mrs. Gossett owned and operated hotels in Oklahoma and then in Salt Lake City, Utah. A beautiful woman, aspiring to be an actress, Gossett moved with her family to Salt Lake City, and attended the University of Utah but, after moving to Hollywood, California, eventually found herself under contract to 20th Century Fox Studios where she met her future husband of 55 years and became Mrs. Leon Ames in 1938. Christine Ames became a devoted housewife to Leon and mother to Shelley in 1940 and to Leon, Jr. in 1943. The Ames family lived in Studio City, California, for well over 30 years and, in addition to the acting profession of her late husband, Leon, she served as president of their family owned car dealerships, originally coined Gossett-Ames Ford in Studio City. Leon and Chris Ames moved to Corona del Mar in 1978 where they enjoyed a warm and comfortable retirement until the death of Leon in 1993. Christine remained in their home the remainder of her life. Christine Gossett Ames passed away peacefully October 27, 2005 in Corona del Mar, California.

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