Edith M. Ainsworth




Edith M. Ainsworth, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, probably about 1 Aug, 1989, page 2.

Edith M. Ainsworth of Worland died Friday, July 28 at the Riverton Memorial Hospital in Riverton.  She was 93.  She was born Aug. 4, 1895 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, a daughter of Charlie and Calar Jane (VanSyoc) Brown.  In 1904 the family moved to Missouri and in 1909 to Midway, Kans.

In May 1912 she and her sister Grace came to visit in Wyoming where she stayed following her marriage.  She married Ray W. D. Ainsworth on Oct. 3, 1912 at Big Trails in a triple wedding ceremony involving her sister, a cousin and three brothers.  The couple ranched at Big Trails until 1961 when they moved to Greybull.. She moved to Worland to live with her son in 1981 and to Fremont Manor in Riverton one month ago.

She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and helped to start the first Sabbath School at Big Trails, which later became the Big Trails Seventh-Day Adventist Church.. She was church clerk for several years.  Survivors include two sons, Harold of Rogue River, Ore. and Herbert of Worland; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Dabbs of Rogue River, Ore.; one brother, Arlo Brown of Mesa, Ariz,; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.


The service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Worland, with the Rev. Gerald Dunn officiating. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Ten Sleep Cemetery.  Veile Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Vital Statistics, page 1: Edith M. Ainsworth, 94, Worland, July 28.
Casket Bearers: Archie Harvard, Neil Greet, Fred Drake, Emer Curtis, Clayton Curtis, Alden Curtis.
SOURCE: Mrs. Herbert (Doris) Ainsworth's Scrapbook loaned to Fred Drake, Nov. 2012.