Baker City, Baker County, Oregon
Margaret Helen Ainsworth died Feb. 28, 2005, in Baker City.
At her request there will be no funeral. Her friends and family will have many memories of her to share now and always.
She was born on March 16, 1919, at Mendota, Ill., to Edwin Bowling and Carrie Belle Ashley Bowling. Margaret was raised in Wyoming, Colorado and California.
Her father was a Methodist minister and a circuit rider between small towns in Wyoming and Colorado, before being assigned to a church in California.
Margaret graduated high school and married Harold W. Davis at Campbell, Calif. They had two children, Charles Edwin Davis and Ann Irene Davis.
The marriage later ended in divorce. Margaret married John Frances Ainsworth. They had another son, Ashley Bowling Ainsworth.
The couple spent the majority of their married life at Cloverdale, Calif., until John’s passing. Margaret began visiting Pine Valley in the ’70s and always loved it there, becoming a resident in 1999.
Margaret was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed visiting with her friends in the congregation. She also loved to travel. Margaret loved all the animals and birds that lived in or visited the area.
Survivors include her loving children, Ann Starke of Halfway, Ashley and Karen Ainsworth of Kelseyville, Calif., Ed Davis of Lattimore, N.C.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John, who died in 1971; two brothers and three sisters, including a twin sister, who died in infancy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 4, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor