Weekly newspaper of Three Rivers, California, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

Ted Ainley: 1980 ~ 2017


Theodore Dave Ainley, 37, of Three Rivers died Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was 37. 
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m., at the White Horse Inn in Three Rivers.
Ted was born January 28, 1980, in Visalia to Frank Charles Ainley Jr. and Lori Helen DeBoer Ainley. He was raised on the family ranch in Elderwood.
Ted attended Woodlake Middle School and, in 1998, graduated from Woodlake High School. In 2003, he moved to Three Rivers. 
On July 23, 2004, he married the love of his life, Lori Renee Rader. They resided in the Three Rivers home that formerly belonged to Ted’s great-grandparents, Clell Brewer (1905-2004) and Opal Brewer (1912-2002). 
Ted was a family man who loved hunting and fishing with his children. He enjoyed going on dates with his daughters and taking his son on Bronco rides and doing other boy stuff.
Ted loved ranch life and helped with the family brandings and cattle drives. In 2007, Ted went to work for the National Park Service at Sequoia and Kings National Parks, where he was currently the automotive mechanic supervisor.  
Ted was preceded in death by his mother, Lori Helen Ainley (1959-2015);  maternal grandparents Ted and Claire DeBoer, and grandmother Barbara (Brewer) Ainley (1932-2014).
Ted is survived by his wife of 12 years, Lori, of Three Rivers and their three children, Cheyenne, Baylee, and Theodore Jr.; his father, Frank Ainley Jr. of Elderwood; brother Frank Ainley III and wife Saty and children Frank Ainley IV and Isaiah of Three Rivers; sister Corinne Manes and husband Kyle and children Payton and Heston of Woodlake; brother-in-law, Bobby Rader and wife Marge and children Jax and Alissa; sister-in-law Kimberly Pultz and husband Raymond and children Austin and Blake of Vernonia, Ore.; grandfather Frank Ainley of Elderwood; father-in-law Bob Rader and wife Diane; mother-in-law Cheryl Frates; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Condolences may be made via www.millerchapel.com. An online account has been set up by friends to raise funds to assist Lori and their three young children (www.youcaring.com/loriainleyandfamilyoftedainley-788185).