Marie Barbara Austin 1927 - 2009 Ottawa
Ottawa — Funeral services for Marie Barbara Austin, 82, Ottawa, were Monday at the Faith Lutheran Church in Ottawa. Burial will take place in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., with military honors.
Mrs. Austin died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at her home.
She was born Jan. 1, 1927, in Sparrows Point, Md., the daughter of Albert Britton and Josephine Margaret Louden Ammons. She graduated from Sparrows Point High School in 1944.
Mrs. Austin earned a nurse’s degree while working at Church Home Hospital, Baltimore. She completed her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then was an operating room nurse for six years at a V.A. Hospital in Baltimore. She served two years in the U.S. Air Force, where she met her husband.
After raising her family she continued her nursing career at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Austin retired in 1989.
She had lived with her husband in Enid, Okla., as well as at Air Force Bases in San Antonio, Great Falls, Mont., Austin, Texas, Rapid City, S.D., Sumter, S.C., and Clovis, N.M. She and her children lived in Osawatomie for a year while her husband served in Vietnam. In 1975, the family moved to Ottawa. After retirement, she and her husband also had a home in Pitkin, Colo.
She married Franklin Houston Austin Jr. on Oct. 19, 1957, at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Okla. He survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Franklin H. Austin IV, Albuquerque, N.M.; three daughters, Sallie Marie Austin-Swanson, Quinlan, Texas, Susan Lee Austin-Michael, Lawrence, and Barbara Reneé Austin-Garrison, De Soto; two sisters, Carolyn Ammons-Cahill, San Antonio, and Shirley Ammons-Valley, Los Angeles; four grandchildren, Tracy Lynn and Kurtis Ray Michael, and Matthew Eugene Swanson and Cole Austin Oberg; and two great-grandchildren, Micah Tyrone Goodner and Austin Danaee Strickland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dorothy Alberta Ammons Baker and Bernice Louise Ammons Lewis; and four brothers, Frederick Carl, Charles Robert, Lawrence Alan and Albert Louden Ammons.
The family suggests memorials to the United Service Organizations, or USO.