|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1928|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 2001|
Robert Clarence Ainslie was born June 3, 1928 in Kilgore, Nebraska; the son of James and Elizabeth (Moon) Ainslie. On November 12, 1949, he married Ethel Irene Rimmer. The couple had three children, Diane, Sharon and Robert.
Mr. Ainslie was a special deputy in Chadron, Neb., then a patrolman in Chadron. In 1952 he became a patrolman in Douglas, then served as chief of police in Douglas between 1955-1975. He was instrumental in the capture of Charles Starkweather in 1958. Between 1961-1975 he was the director of Converse County Civil Defense.
He served as president of the Wyoming Peace Officer's Association and vice-president of the Rocky Mountain Inventors Congress and was a past-president of the Jaycees and Moose Lodge in Douglas. He received commendations from the governors of Nebraska and Wyoming during his career. In 1987, Mr. Ainslie moved back to Hay Springs, where he bought a bar, naming it Bob's Bar and Grill. In 1999 he sold the establishment and retired.
He is survived by his loving companion, Phyllis Rose; daughter Sharon Trueax and husband Gary of Ontario, Ore.; daughter Diane Wire and husband Vic of Rock Springs; son Robert Ainslie and wife Judy of Douglas; sisters Edna Morton of Douglas and Francis Robbins of Cheyenne; brother William Ainslie and wife LaRue of Riverton; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, in 1979; his parents; brothers Phy, Leo, Don and Art; and three grandsons.
Information was obtained from his obituary in the Douglas Budget September 26, 2001.
Ethel Irene Rimmer Ainslie (1932 - 1979)*
Douglas Park Cemetery
Created by: Betty Alberts
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
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