Malvina Ainsworth

1919 - 2000

MILTON-FREEWATER, Oreg. --- Malvina Ainsworth, 80, formerly of Ten Sleep, died Monday, July 10, 2000 at her home in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

Mrs. Ainsworth was born Aug. 20, 1919 at Minatare, Neb., the daughter of Charlie and Carrie (Reid) Morton.

On Jan. 30, 1941, she married Harold D. Ainsworth at Boulder, Col.

The couple lived on various ranches in Wyoming and Montana until 1952 when they moved to Pendleton for the Harris Pine Mills for 21 years. They raised horses and enjoyed riding in the Pendleton Parade with their horse club. She also enjoyed camping.

They moved to the Rogue River Valley in the early 1970's, and she worked for a nursing home and then for Diamond Industries for over 10 years. They moved to Milton-Freewater in 1995.

She was very active in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and was a care giver to others until her las days. She enjoyed studying Spanish and learning about computers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1999, and by a son, Keith.

She is survived by two sons, Charles of Tempe, Ariz. and Don of Pendleton; one daughter, Loretta Pline of Milton-Freewater; a sister-in-law [sister] Doris Ainsworth of Worland; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the Ten Sleep Cemetery with Rev. Jim Moon of the Worland and Ten Sleep Seventh-Day Adventist Churches officiating.

Memorials may be made to a favorite missionary project.

Veile Mortuary is in charge of the local arrangements.

SOURCE: Mrs. Herbert (Doris) Ainsworth's Scrapbook loaned to Fred Drake, Nov. 2012.

Malvina Morton Weds Harold Ainsworth

Taken from Boulder (Colo.) Camera

Miss Mary Malvina Morton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morton , of Loveland, became the bride of Harold D. Ainsworth of Big Trails, Wyoming, Thursday evening, January 30, at the home of the bride's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Reid.

The bridal party stood in front of the fire place for the marriage vows, which were read by Elder R. W. Numbers, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The bride wore a blue crepe dress of street length and her bouquet was of roses and orange blossoms. She was attended by her cousin, Miss Ellen Morton of Loveland, who was dressed in a rose crepe. Clarence Ainsworth, cousin of the groom was best man.

The house was decorated in orange blossoms, acacia, heather, sent from California by relatives of the bride. Roses and a silver bell were also used.

Following the reception, at which refreshments were served, the couple left for Denver, on a week's honeymoon trip. They also planned to spend a short time near Loveland, before going to Big Trails, Wyoming. Mr. Ainsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ainsworth, also of Big Trails, is a rancher. Mrs. Ainsworth was graduated from Campion Academy in 1939, and took two years of college work at Madison College, Madison, Tenn.

The date, Jan. 30, was chosen for the wedding, as it was the twenty-third wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Morton, and the bridegroom's birthday anniversary.

SOURCE: 1941 Newspaper clipping in Edna Greets scrapbook in possession of George Greet in 2012.