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Donald Samuel Austin, age 85, died October 15, 1995 at his residence in Ivins.

He was born October 8, 1910 in Lincoln, Idaho to Joseph Albert Austin and Sarah Grace Ostler Austin. He married Joyce Barton on May 17, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple.He retired as a Major from the U.S. Army. He worked for the Utah Home Fire Insurance Co. retiring as vice-president and secretary of the company. He was a member of the LDS Church.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; four children, Diane (Gregg) Newman, Sandy; Dr. Blaine (Diane) Austin, Layton; Shirley (Phil) Laws, Long Beach, Calif.; Susann Austin, Salt Lake City; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Blanche Peterson, Salt Lake; Edna Crockett, Provo; and a brother, Joseph R. Austin of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Graveside services will be held Friday, October 20, 1995, 11 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, 3401 So. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 10-11 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary prior to service. Arrangements under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary.

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