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Marba Ainge

April 27, 1927 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 93)


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Marba Ellen Peterson Ainge

April 27, 1927 to February 4, 2021

Marba Ellen Ainge age 93 returned home to her Heavenly father, with open arms from her husband, daughter, son, and her parents.

Born April 27, 1927 to Marv & Mary (Greenhow) Peterson, at her grandpa and grandma Greenhow’s home in Davis. Marba was their first born and only daughter, she had two brothers Fran & Stan Peterson. She grew up in Rainbow and Jensen, went to school in Jensen and Vernal.

Marba married her childhood sweetheart Grant Ainge on February 25th, 1946 in Jensen UT. He was the love of her life, her young solider man, he was her whole world. Their marriage was later solemnized     in the Salt Lake Temple on March 5, 1957.  They were blessed with 3 perfect children (as they would always tell you) Ronald Grant 1947, Susan Mary 1949 & Morgan Grant 1952. 

Marba was very spoiled by all her family.  She always said she had the most wonderful life; it was a joy from start to finish and knows it will continue when she is reunited with her family in heaven.

Throughout their marriage they lived in Jensen UT, Garden Grove California, Rangely CO, and Meeker CO.

Marba loved being outdoors working in her garden and spending time following her husband anywhere and everywhere he wanted to go, in their early years of marriage they traveled to many rodeos when Grant rode saddle broncs, and they loved to dance every chance they got. They spent a lot of their later years on the mountain in a camp trailer Cowboying and riding horses. She loved going to see the ocean and being on the beach. Her favorite thing to do was take pictures, crochet, quilt, read, collect rocks, writing in many journals, and canning all her garden fruits and vegetables.

Marba was a good and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in many positions as well as Relief Society President in 3 wards and Primary President on Ward and Stake levels. She loved going to the temple, she crocheted a lace doily for the Vernal Temple when it first opened.

Marba is survived by her son: Morgan (Whitey) Grant Ainge (Vickie) Vernal. 8 Grandchildren- Angie (Terry) Lantz, American Fork UT, Morgan Jeff Ainge Vernal UT, Travis (Tauna) Allan Vernal UT, Ryan Ainge Oklahoma, Grant (Tamara) Koenig Sanford CO. Shawn (Sarah) Moody Loma CO, Wes (Cyndi) Moody Meeker CO., Julie (Isaac) Larson Battlement Mesa CO. She is also survived by 20 Great grandchildren and 22 Great -great grandchildren and Son-in-law Jerry Crook.

Marba is preceded in death by her Husband Grant Ainge, Son Ronald Grant, daughter Susan Mary (Ainge) Crook, brothers Fran Peterson, Stan Peterson, and her parents. 

We would like to express our appreciation to Dr. Britnebach and the staff at the Uintah care center for all the love and care they gave her throughout the last 8 years and made her last few hours here on earth comfortable.


Her advise to all of us is to Be happy, helpful and enjoy life.



Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Viewings will be Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. and the day of the services one hour prior. Burial will be in the Jensen Cemetery. 

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