|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1913|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 2004|
Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - Thursday, December 30, 2004
Mabel E. Austin, 91, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Dubuque, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, in Austin.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 Kennedy Road, Dubuque, where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in Highview Cemetery, Epworth, Iowa.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1913, in Epworth, daughter of Frank C. and Rhetta (Platt) Edwards. She was a fourth-generation Iowan.
Mabel was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Ruben V. Austin.
Mabel was the matriarch of her family and a living link to the history of Iowa and America.
Mabel will be remembered as a teacher, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She will be missed, and she will live always in our collective memories.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann (Patrick) Austin Coffey, of Austin, and Sharon (Steven) Austin Bloom, of Redding, Conn.; grandchildren, Patrick Coffey, Carolyn Coffey Lynn, Susan Coffey, Matthew Reynolds, Andrew Page and Sara-Mae Winters; and a great-grandson, Jackson Reynolds.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. Ruben V. Austin; and a daughter, Sara Ellen Austin Winters.
Memorials may be given to the Ruben V. Austin Scholarship Fund at the University of Dubuque.
Copyright (c) 2004 Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)
Frank C. Edwards (1874 - 1951)
Rhetta Hazel Platt Edwards (1881 - 1968)
Ruben V. Austin (1915 - 1996)
Sara Ellen Austin Winters (1947 - 1998)*
Note: Parents: Frank C and Rhetta Platt Edwards
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Dec 30, 2004
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