|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1914|
|Death: ||Jun. 29, 1999|
LEWISTON, Utah - Thora Barbara Rasmussen Austin, 84, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 29, 1999.
She was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Mink Creek, Idaho, the daughter of Ivan Jacob and Martha Elmina Wilde Rasmussen. She married Lester Austin on June 26, 1941, in Preston, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.
She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and embroidering. She and her husband loved to put scraps of material into a patchwork and tie them into quilts for their grandchildren. She was active in the LDS Church and served in various callings in the Relief Society including Relief Society president for about five years. She also served in the Sunday school, primary, and as a temple officiator with Lester for nearly 15 years. Her greatest calling was that of a visiting teacher, which she did all her life. She loved to garden. Working side by side with her husband, she created a yard filled with flowers, a garden blooming with vegetables and a fruit room filled with wonderful things to eat.
She is survived by her husband, Lester, of Lewiston; a son, Blaine (Carol) Austin, Hyrum, Utah; a daughter, Barbara (Kent) Christensen, North Ogden, Utah; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, Woodrow Rasmussen, Bountiful, Utah, Norma Jensen, Bountiful, Earl (Vauna) Rasmussen, Portland, Ore., Hazel (Don) Tolman, Bountiful, Cleo (DeRay) Crockett, Bountiful; and by a brother-in-law, Sylvan Bodily, Burley, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents; by a sister, Althea Bodily; a grandson, Cody John Austin; a sister-in-law, Caroline Rasmussen; a brother-in-law, Paul Jensen; and by a stillborn daughter.
Funeral services are noon on Saturday July 3, in the Lewiston 4th Ward Chapel, 16 S. Main St., with Bishop Robin Lawson conducting. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Webb Funeral Home, 109 E. Oneida St., Preston, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery.
Herald Journal, The (Logan, UT)
Date: July 1, 1999
Ivan Jacob Rasmussen (1890 - 1982)
Martha Elmina Wilde Rasmussen (1889 - 1946)
Lester Austin (1919 - 2004)*
Thora Barbara Rasmussen Austin (1914 - 1999)
Norma Audrey Rasmussen Jensen (1919 - 2006)*
Created by: Kathy McCreary
Record added: Jan 18, 2009
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