1942 ~ 2012
Wednesday June 20, 2012 John Lowell Austin passed away peacefully
surrounded by family returning home to heaven to join his
parents and siblings after a brave fight from many health
Born September 27,1942 in American Fork Utah to Frank Carlyle
and Louise Hamnett Austin. He grew up in Alpine and graduated
from American Fork High school in 1960. He worked many trades
but spent most of his years at Geneva Steel working for
Heckett Engineering. He was married to Shirley Colleen Bullock
on November 9, 1962 in the Manti LDS Temple. They raised
their five children in Alpine Utah and were later divorced
in June of 1996.
Lowell loved the outdoors immensely. He loved to go camping,
take long drives and fishing with his brothers. He loved
spending time with his family. He especially loved being
with his grand kids. Lowell could always be found sitting
in the driveway feeding his birds, waving at everyone that
passed by. Lowell had the greatest sense of humor and was
so witty and charming. Anyone who met him fell in love with
his personality, big heart and his beautiful blue eyes.
He had spent the last eight years with his sweetheart and
best friend, Jenifer Barney. They spent countless hours
playing cards with her parents, going on trips together,
tinkering in their yards and spending time up American Fork
We want to thank Jenifer for being by his side and being
a pillar of strength for us as a family and for helping
Dad find peace on his journey home.
Dad, we will never forget the joy and love you brought
into our lives. We will miss you and your big happy smile.
We love you, "Be careful" as you would always
Survived by his children, Shirell (Randy) Patton, John
(Annie) Austin, Travis (Karin) Austin, Jeffery (Jill) Austin,
Chyron (Mike) Madsen. Twelve grandchildren, three great
grandchildren. Siblings, Carlene (Jay) Wilson, James Lionell
(Vicki) Austin, Diane (Ron) Smith, Donna (Learl) Healey,
MarDee (Glenda) Austin, Frank (Eddie) Austin. Proceeded
in death by his parents Frank Carlyle and Louise Austin.
Siblings, Thayne ‘Shorty’ Austin, Al Austin,
Thank you to Utah Valley Hospital nursing staff and doctors
who took care of Lowell during his stay there. Thank you
’Ellie May’ for your kindness, love and support.
Graveside services will be held Monday, June 25, 2012 at
2:00 pm, in the Alpine City Cemetery, 350 North Grove Drive,
Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call Sunday evening
from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home located at
1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah.