|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 2004|
LEWISTON - Lester Austin, 84, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2004 in Ogden, Utah. Lester was born July 1, 1919 in Treasureton, Idaho, the son of William and Ida Kaziah Cole Austin. He married Thora Barbara Rasmussen on June 26, 1941 in Preston, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple. He served his country during World War II.
Lester was a farmer for a living and served on the School District board. He loved square dancing and fishing. He also loved spending time with his grandkids. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having served in the youth organizations, Elders Quorum presidency, as a counselor in a bishopric, financial clerk, in the High Priests group leadership, and as a temple officiator for seventeen years.
He is survived by a daughter Barbara (Kent) Christensen, Ogden, Utah; and a daughter-in-law Carol Austin, Hyrum, Utah; a brother Merlin Austin, Preston, Idaho; a sister Velda (Gale) Baird, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Blaine Austin; a grandson, Cody Austin; brothers, Melvin William and Royal Austin and a sister, Veda.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lewiston 4th ward Chapel, 16 South Main, with Bishop Mark Bergeson conducting. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the church and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. also at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Vista Care Hospice center and give a special thanks to Amy, Nick, Peggy, and Royella.
Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT)
Date: February 18, 2004
William John Austin (1881 - 1931)
Ida Kaziah Cole Austin (1888 - 1975)
Thora Barbara Rasmussen Austin (1914 - 1999)
Royal C. Austin (1909 - 1998)*
Melvin John Austin (1911 - 1977)*
William James Austin (1913 - 1996)*
Veda Austin Boyle (1915 - 1997)*
Lester Austin (1919 - 2004)
Merlin Austin (1925 - 2014)*
Created by: Kathy McCreary
Record added: Jan 18, 2009
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