Juanita “Nita” Andrews Ainsworth, 89, of Blackfootpassed away on Friday, June 29, 2012, at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Nita was born on June 18, 1923, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Gus and Mary Napier Morgan. She was raised in the Salt Lake area and attended West High School.
Nita married Warren “Gabby” James Ainsworth on Sept. 20, 1941, in Salt Lake City. Together they raised two children, Craig and Peggy.
Nita and Gabby lived in Layton, Utah, for three years where Gabby worked at Hill Air Force Base. In 1952 they moved to Blackfoot and Nita worked for Bingham Memorial Hospital in the insurance billing department. In 1975 they moved to Twin Fall and lived there until 2000 when Nita moved back to Blackfoot following Gabby’s death.
Nita was a member of the LDS Church. She was very family-oriented and prioritized her family’s activities before her own. She enjoyed supporting her grandchildren and watching their ballgames, dance recitalsor whatever other activity they were participating in.
She is survived by her two children, Craig (Vickey) Ainsworth of Twin Falls, and Peggy (Kreigh) Perkes of Blackfoot; six grandchildren, Dustin (Sheri), Jeremy (Kristina), Ronie (Lance) Bolinder, Jenie (Cameron) Dick, Andrue Perkes, and Brad (Melissa) Perkes; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial visitation will be Monday, July 2, 2012, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling in Blackfoot. A graveside service will follow the next day, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Grove City Cemetery in Blackfoot.
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