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Stanley Milton Austin

Stanley Milton Austin was born is Torrance, California April 13, 1944. The youngest of five, preceded by brothers Richard and Robert and survived by sister Lois and brother George. Stanley was blessed with three children. Twin girls- Rose Marie, Toni Ann and a son Joshua Coy and two granddaughters, Emma Marie and Alexandria Charlotte.

Stan was blessed with a marvelous sense of humor and the ability to talk to anyone, to make them comfortable and make them laugh. He loved the woods and had worked with the forestry service in California for many years. He was one of the 21 who survived the flood up the mountain at T-Bar California in December 1964. This group maintained contact with each other by phone, by cards and letters and anniversary dinners. The camaraderie displayed by the guys and gals involved was and is amazing. Their stories are fantastic, funny and heartwarming. Several of the dinners were hosted by Stan, and he was the 'built in bartender' and the leader of the pranks.

Stan had a bartending School in Alaska. He had another one in Reno. A terrific bartender himself, he was an outstanding teacher for others. He had the Lonestar Bar in Lemon Valley for many years. He worked at the Antique Angel Wedding Chapel until he lost his fight with the beast- cancer.

Stan was many things to many people, but a more loyal friend there never was. He and his buddy Preacher (A marvelous Schnauzer) visited and talked with so many and lifted the spirits of all. He was so proud of his dog and was certain to tell anyone how smart, beautiful and well-behaved he was. They were constant companions to the end. Preacher mourns his best friend.

Stan loved the woods, to cut firewood, to fish, to drive any road to anywhere. He enjoyed barbeque, to cook, and especially to eat. The yard with lush lawns, trees and flowers was a place he loved to be.

The lord blessed the world when Stan was created. He was the epitome of kindness, never spoke badly of people, and always looked for the good. The world is a better place because of him. He leaves many with happy thoughts and memories, and his great stories.

A celebration of life is planned for Stan on August 3rd from 1pm to 4pm. Number 1, North Virginia Street located in the Masonic Temple Building (next to the River).

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on July 28, 2011
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