It is with great sadness, much love and many wonderful memories, that the family of Jason Duane Austin announces his passing. He was a loving son, brother, nephew, grandson, uncle and cousin.
He died March 6, 2009. He was 26.
Jason was born Nov. 5, 1982, in Craig, to Chris and Tracie Austin. He grew up in the Baggs, Wyo., Craig and Delta areas. Jason attended high school in Craig and Delta and received his GED upon leaving Delta High School.
Jason studied and became a certified mason apprentice from the Job Corps he attended in Anaconda, Mont. In August 2004, he returned to Craig, where he was employed at Samuelson's for several years before changing careers and becoming employed as a field operator for Questar Gas Company in the Powder Wash Field.
He loved to travel. Some of his trips included California to see the pacific and the girls on the beach. He made a couple trips to Connecticut and Florida where relatives lived. He recently took a trip to Florida with friends, where he had a great time and checked in daily. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, jeeping and spending time with his family and two dogs, Zeus and Bosely.
If he couldn't be outdoors, he could be found in front of his "big flat-screen" TV, busting out a tune on "Guitar Hero." He admitted his drum playing ability was less than adequate, but he had mastered the guitar.
He will be missed by his family, friends and co-workers, whose lives he touched with his quick wit and big smile. Jason always was happy to see you, and when he smiled at you, he made you feel as if you were the most important person to him in the whole world.
Jason is survived by his father, Chris (Penny) Austin, of Craig; mother Tracie Austin, of Craig; sister Randi Austin and nephew Chance Green, of Craig; sister Shawnae Austin, of Craig; step brothers Dalton and Dusty Earle, of Craig; grandparents Jim and Dee White, of Baggs, Wyo., and Bob and Toni Austin, of Baggs, Wyo.; aunts Kelly (Mike) Pierce and Susie (Jamie) Lord, of Craig; cousins Wes Lytle, Rod Lytle, Chad Lytle, Jamie (Jared, Maddy and Mitchell) Hume and Shelby Lord, all of Craig, and cousins Trista Ellis, of Castlerock, and Garret Austin, of Grand Junction. He is preceded in death by uncle Loren Austin.
Life on earth is not forever, but the memories and love Jason leaves will remain with us always.
Memorial Donations can be made to the Moffat County Humane Society or the Loggerhead Marine Life Center of Juno Beach, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, Fla., 33408.