|Birth: ||May 26, 1900|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1949|
Additional information provided by Find A Grave contributor Linda Morice
Clarence Irving Ayers, 48, of Denton, who was injured January 31 when his light plane crashed at the Lewistown airport, died Monday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's hospital. Death was a result of injuries suffered by him in the plane crash.
He had received a fractured skull, fractured nose, lacerations of the head and bruises. Though he had apparently recovered from them, he suffered a relapse some time ago and was re-admitted to the hospital.
The body was taken to Great Falls. Services will be conducted in the Denton Methodist church on Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. W. S. Traweek and the Rev. Mr. Meyers.
He was born May 26, 1900 in Nebraska, the son of the Rev. and Mrs. George W. Ayers, pioneer residents of Denton. He received his early education in Nebraska and came with his parents to Montana when he was 14 years old. The family made their home at Denton where he had lived continuously since.
He was married to Mildred Gray at Chattaroy, Wash., on Dec. 13, 1925 and the couple came to Denton shortly afterward. He was a rancher.
During World War I he served in France in the marine corps. He had been active in civic affairs and worked untiringly for better roads for Central Montana.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Shrine. Other memberships include the Flying Farmers, the Lewistown chamber of commerce and the Methodist church of Denton. He was chairman of the committee on roads for Central Montana.
Ayers is survived by his widow, Mildred G. Ayers, three children, Daryl, Elaine and Wallace, all of Denton; a sister, Vera Reed of Astoria, Ore.; a brother, Henry of Denton and five nephews. A son Duane, passed away in infancy.
The accident in which Ayers received his fatal injuries occurred when he was attempting to take off from the airfield. According to witnesses the plane had flown about a half mile at from 75 to 100 feet in the air when it suddenly nosed down and hit the ground. The impact damaged the wing, nose and landing gear on the plane (rest missing)
Created by: Judyvv
Record added: Oct 12, 2012
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