Lester “Les” Amen

Woonsocket

Lester “Les” Amen, 88, of Woonsocket, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. at Basham Funeral Home in Woonsocket, with burial to follow in Carthage at Pleasant View Cemetery with military honors by Woonsocket Post 29. Visitation with family present will be Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Basham Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m.
Lester was born Sept. 28, 1929, at Carthage, to George L. and Edna A. (Schumaker) Amen. He attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen for two years and served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954. Les later opened a bar in Carthage, The Cabaret, and then opened one in Woonsocket, Les’s Bar. After his spotlight in the food, beverage and entertainment industry, he sold insurance and insurance accessories. Les later focused his talents on his love of pool and golf.
Lester is survived by his children, Theodore (Ted) M. Amen of Gillette, Wyo., and George L. Amen of Las Vegas, Nev.; and special friend, Kay Clayton and family of Woonsocket.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Fred Amen of Lake Norden, and Reva Taylor of Newcastle, Wyo.

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