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CATHERINE DENTON AINSWORTH

CATHERINE DENTON AINSWORTH, 81, of Big Sky, Mont., passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, of natural causes. Born Oct. 12, 1929, in Johnson City, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Jack and Catherine (Maxeiner) Denton. She graduated from Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., in 1949. She resided in Fort Wayne, for 30 years, moving to Big Sky, Montana in 1991. She met Walter S. Ainsworth while competing in Collegiate Alpine Ski Racing at a St. Lawrence University Winter Carnival, and they were married Dec. 27, 1951, in Johnson City, N.Y. She was involved in many community activities including the Fort Wayne Junior League, Trinity English Lutheran Church, and she Chaired the Girl Scout Council of Allen County, Ind. While in Big Sky, she participated in the Big Sky Chapel and community choirs and helped organize the Eagle Mount Big Sky Ski Dinner. She enjoyed downhill skiing, golf, the garden club, horseback riding, and sailing. Surviving are her husband, Walter; daughters, Anne (Robert) Holtz, and Elizabeth (Robert) Biggerstaff; son, Walter (Connie) Ainsworth; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Kinder of Massachusetts and Amelia Bravar of New Hampshire. Memorial service is 11:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at the Big Sky Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Big Sky Chapel Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 160792, Big Sky, MT 59716. Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 26, 2011
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