Marion L. Ainsworth

Sept. 24, 1896 - Aug. 14, 1956


BIG TRAILS - Funeral services for Marion Lorenzo Ainsworth, 59, were conducted Friday afternoon in the Big Trails church with District Elder William Iverson in charge.  He was assisted by Elder Paul Curtis.

Mrs. Edna Mays, Basin, accompanied by Mrs. Iverson, sang "Rock of Ages," "Sometime the Silver Cord Will Break" and “Mansion Over the Hilltop”.  Mr. Ainsworth was born at Big Trails Sept. 24, 1896, and died from a heart attack during his sleep Aug. 14, 1956, at the Ainsworth ranch, where he had spent most of his life.  He was a charter member of the Big Trails  Seventh-Day Adventist church, and served as local elder for nearly a score of years.  He was a veteran of World War I, in which he served in the medical corps.  Aug. 27, 1919, he married Alma Adkins at Lovell.  To this union was born one daughter, Erma Lucile, now Mrs. Frank Chamberlain.  Mrs. Ainsworth preceded him in death Jan. 20, 1947.

Mr. Ainsworth spent some time in California while learning the carpenter's trade.  His latest project was the building of the new Big Trails church, which was dedicated June 9 of this year.  Survivors include his daughter and her husband, and their two children, Ralph and Linda; two brothers, Ray and Bert, and their families; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers were Fred Greet, Clarence Waln, Frank Greet, Clyde Harvard, Ed Beckley and James Pyle.  Active pallbearers were Dr. Clayton Curtis, George Greet, Lewis Holland, Neil Greet, Paul Lyman and Archie Harvard.  Interment was in the Ten Sleep community cemetery with Veile mortuary in charge.
SOURCE: Mrs. Herbert (Doris) Ainsworth's Scrapbook loaned to Fred Drake, Nov. 2012.