Ray Ainsworth

Sept 16, 1888 July 29, 1967

Mr. & Mrs. Ainsworth Feted On Golden Anniversary [1962]

On Saturday evening, a golden wedding anniversary reception was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Brown [Ivan is brother to Mrs. Ainsworth] at Greybull, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ainsworth.  The Ainsworths were married Oct. 3, 1912, at the home of Ainsworths parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Ainsworth, at Big Trails.  Mr. and Mrs. Ivan J. Brown [son of Ivan, Sr.] of Worland, co-hosted the event  .Places were marked for the honored couple, relatives and guests at a table which extended the length of the living room.  It was arranged with a lace cloth, and centered with a wedding cake topped with a miniature bridal couple flanked with lighter tapers.  The wedding cake, another cake, ice cream with fresh strawberries, nuts, mints, coffee  and fruit punch were served to the group.  After refreshments and a social period, a "money tree" was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Ainsworth together with appropriate cards from the guests.  Guests other than the aforementioned, were Mrs. Bert Ainsworth [sister to Mrs. Ray Ainsworth], Clarence and Don Ainsworth of Big Trails; Mr. and Mrs. Don Babbitt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Greet, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Harvard and Peggy, Laurie and Alan Brown of Worland [children of Ivan Brown, Jr.]; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Graham, Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Myers, Mrs. A. A. Smith, and Fred Connor of Greybull.
     Guests invited, but unable to attend, were Mr. and Mrs. Estelle Brown and family and Dr. and Mrs. Clayton C. Curtis of Worland.  Of these guests, Mrs. Bert Ainsworth and Fred Greet were present at the wedding 50 years ago.


Ray Ainsworth dies in Powell hospital


Funeral services for Ray D. Ainsworth, 78, of Greybull were held at the Seventh Day Adventist church at Big Trails by Pastor Ray Wyatt.  Burial was in Tensleep.  Mr. Ainsworth died July 29 in the Powell hospital.  He had been in failing health for several years.  He was born Sept. 16, 1888, at Mt. Pleasant , Ia., the son of Frank S. and Lula Bishop Ainsworth.  All of his life, except 1 1/2 years, have been spent at Big Trails.

He was married to Edith May Broun on Oct. 3, 1912, at Big Trails.  They owned and operated a ranch at Big Trails until moving to Greybull in the fall of 1961.  They sold the ranch about two years ago. He was a charter member of the Big Trails Seventh Day Adventist church. Survivors are: his wife, Edith of Greybull; two sons, Harold of Pendleton, Ore., and Herbert of Worland; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Gifford of Grand Junction, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.

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