R. William (Bill) Austad|
1931 - 2014
R. William (Bill) Austad, born October 20, 1931, to Ralph and Olive Austad in Merrill, OR, passed away from kidney cancer on July 25, 2014, in Las Gatos, CA. A memorial service was held on July 31st at the Bethel Church in San Jose.
Bill graduated from Boise High School in 1949 and Boise Junior College in 1951. He received dual degrees in electrical engineering and business from Oregon State University. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957.
Bill and his partner, Paul Brobst, formed a company called Unified Solutions, LLC in 1993, which was a Computer Systems Designer and Consultants firm.
Bill was a loving brother, father, grandfather, and a loyal friend to all who were blessed to be a part of his life. He enjoyed hiking, skiing, and keeping psychically fit. Bill was adventurous and always open to new experiences.
Bill is survived by his daughters, Laurel Garceau (Roland), Kristi Cordova (Larrie), and grandchildren Luka Garceau, Bella and Matthew Cordova, and his two sisters, Margie Schwarz, and Janet Parks of Boise, Idaho.
Memorial donations may be made to Kaiser Santa Clara Hospice or a
Published in Idaho Statesman on Aug. 9, 2014