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Florence Irene Austin Obituary
1915 ~ 2012
Florence Irene Austin died April 29 2012 in Salt Lake City one month after her 97th birthday.
She was born March 24, 1915 at Lewvan, Saskatchewan, Canada to Aaron Mack Wood and Verlie Margaret Wood. She grew up in Canada. On September 16, 1938 she married Robert Andrew Thomson and they had three sons, James, Darryl and Brian, all deceased. Her husband Robert died in 1946. In 1948 she married John Samuel Burgess and they had one son, Nathan. Her husband later died. She later married George Sharp Apedaile in Salt Lake City, and he died in 1980. In 1984 she married George Donald Austin in Salt Lake City and they were happily married for over 28 years. Florence was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many positions. In later years she sewed quilt tops and dressed dolls for the Humanitarian Center. She also did extensive genealogical research and was always willing to help others. Never before has anyone been so positive in their attitude even under the most trying and difficult circumstances.
She is survived by her husband G. Don Austin, son Nathan, her loving grandchildren Tracey Lutz and Jay Thompson of Alberta Canada and Debby Brauer of Palatine, Illinois; and two great-grandsons, Justin and Adam Brauer.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held one hour prior.

Published in Deseret News from May 1 to May 2, 2012
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