James William Austin

1935 ~ 2021 (age 85)


James W. Austin (Jim) passed away on Jan 10, 2021 at Yuma Regional Hospital, Yuma, Arizona. He was born to Raymond and Anna J (Jefferson) Austin in Bloomington, Illinois on May 16, 1935.

He leaves behind his cherished wife of 63 years Sonia (McElroy) Austin. A sister Rae Ann (John) Thomas their 7 children; Peter (Lea) Austin  Dan (yoshiko)Austin,   Diana (Les) Gibson,  Cathy Austin, Elizabeth (Bob) Haley , Paul (Karen)Austin, and Ruth (Rick) Soat 20 grandchildren  and 20 great grandchildren. A sister Rae Ann (John) Thomas. A sister Rae Ann (John) Thomas

Presided in death by  one grandson and a great grandson

He had a great love for photography, Pipe Theatre Organs, HAM RADIO ( KE7MVO) was his sign. He was a Veteran of Cold War.

Services will be determined at a later time

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