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BICE, AUSTIN TAYLOR DECEMBER 30, 1988 to MARCH 8, 2011 Austin Bice was born in La Jolla, CA, and spent his first eight months living in Del Mar before moving to Granite Bay, CA. At age 9, Austin moved back to Del Mar eventually attending Torrey Pines High School. He was so proud to be a Falcon. Austin continued his studies at San Diego State University. While on a study abroad program Austin's life came to a tragic end in Madrid Spain. Austin is survived by his parents, Larry and Pam Bice of Carlsbad, sister Alyssa and husband Shayne Nelson of Sacramento, sister Ashley and husband Brandon Jantz of Temecula and Grandmother Olga Bice of Glendale, AZ. He is also survived by two nieces Madison and Payton Jantz and loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena in Encinitas, California. An Austin Bice Memorial Trust has been established. The trust will fund a scholarship in Austin's name. In addition, Austin was very proud of his country and had deep respect for the men and women who serve to protect his country so a portion of the trust will be used to aid those who serve or have served. Donations to the Austin Bice Memorial Trust may be made in person or by mail to any Bank of America branch in San Diego County or online at

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Mar. 14, 2011.
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March 25, 2011
When I would stand next to Austin we were eye to eye, I could feel his Prent's pride as I would talk to him, and as he would speak back to me. Thinking back I feel Ive never had talks like that with anyone because I am three times his age. I don't have the words to explain how truly special this man is. Like so many, I will miss you Austin. Thank you for being our family's champion.

Uncle Wes
Wes Thompson
March 25, 2011
Our deepest sympathies to the Bice family. Bob and I were shocked and saddened by your loss.
Austin impressed us as a fine young man when we first met him and we know that he will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are hopeful that that the many happy memories that you have of Austin will help you through these difficult times.
Marty Anderton
March 21, 2011
On behalf of the Grand Master & Brethren of The Grand Lodge of Spain, I offer sincere condolences and deepest sympathy at the tragic loss of this young Californain Mason. S&F...... Ian Scambler, Grand Chancellor, Grand Lodge of Spain
Ian Scambler
March 20, 2011
My heart goes out to the Bice family. Your son was just a nice person to everyone he ever met. Such a wonderful demeanor and a polite and enthusiastic man. He will always be remembered as such. Our deepest sympathy, the Oman family.
Jeff Oman
March 19, 2011
I want to extend my deepest sympathies to your family. This story hit way too close to home as we have a 21 year old son studying business in Madrid this semester also. Our son, Andrew, also was a former football player and there just seemed to be so many similarities. Please know that this season of Lent I am going to be praying each day for you, that you find the strength to deal with this devastating blow. Sincerely, Denise Bouquet
Denise Bouquet
March 16, 2011
The news of Austin's disappearance gripped us as we have children in college too. We are heartbroken that such a wonderful young man has been taken from his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
March 16, 2011
"I have known Austin since he was just a little guy, and watched him grow into such a smart handsome young man. He will definitely be missed, him and that smile. My heart and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time."
Janna Mondragon
March 16, 2011
Like many that have signed in, you do not know me. But I know the pain. We lost our 28 year old son 6 months ago, and was missing as well. It was only a few hours, but it was enough. And we both have incredible sons with a smile to win the world. We are from San Diego, so wanted to let you know how sorry I am. I cried with you Pamela when I awoke to see the dreaded news that fateful morning. I wish I could say it gets easier. Only knowing who is in control (As I was sure it was me) can help one put the preverbial foot in front of the other. If you would ever like to contact me, that is fine as it helps to know of others that have gone through the worst pain as a parent possible. If you want, and only if you want, if you google Timothy Pittsford you will see his youtube vid and his obituary. A phrase that I thought I would never have to say "Tim's obit". May the God of comfort take you into His loving arms and hold you tight. With Love and care and understanding,
Emily Pittsford
emily pittsford
March 16, 2011
Although I met Austin very briefly, I am deeply saddened by your loss.
I now have two very deep wounds in my heart: one from my daughter's passing and another from Austin, my son's best friend and your loving son.
Our love and prayers are with you now and forever.

The Brault family.
Mariaelena Brault
March 16, 2011
Being Marcus' grandmother, I saw Austin many times. He was my favorite.....what a wonderful. caring, fun, thoughtful person! My deepest sympathy to you.

Sincerely, Ann Silliman
March 16, 2011
I am so sry for your loss please know that I and alot of others pray for you daily God Bless
Carol Deavitt
March 15, 2011
Austin was everything a parent could hope their son could be. He was bright, sensitive, athletic, and full of life. His smile would light up the room, and his personality had the same glow, so you were always happy to be in his presence. Falcon Football has lost one of our special sons,but he'll always be with us. Each day, all of us who were fortunate enough to be part of his world need to share his spirit with others as a tribute to his passing. Do something nice for someone and say to yourself: "Thanks Austin for helping me to be a better person." In that way his spirit will live on in each of us. It's hard to fathom why such a young and special person has been called, but I guess God needed a left tackle to protect his blind side. Rest In Peace Austin, we'll think of you every day. I'm sad to say that I probably never told Austin face-to-face how much I admired and respected him as a player and as a person; and how much I enjoyed being his coach. I hope it's not too late.
Ed Burke
March 15, 2011
To the Bice Family,
I have followed your son's story and please know that I have been praying for all of you since I first read of his disappearance. Although we have never met, I have cried and shared your sadness as only a mother can. I know that Austin is in God's family in heaven with our loved ones who have gone before us. I pray that our Lord will give you strength at this very difficult time. May God bless you all.
Mary T
March 15, 2011
I only knew Austin from brief hello's at the gym each morning. He laughed easily, was kind and warm to others, always coming across as a gentle-man. I offer my deepest sympathy to Austin's friends and family.
Steven Johnson
March 15, 2011
To Austin's family.... you have my sincerest and deepest sympathies. I pray that you find healing during this difficult time.
Ryan Burch
March 15, 2011
Austin has the most beautiful smile that I have ever seen. I thought this the moment I first saw Austin. I want the family to know that. His handsome face brightens up & makes everything feel okay..

You're as free as a bird now

BICE family- I know it will be hard, this is so surreal and depressing that he is no longer with us, and because of how much of an amazing, spectacuar guy he was, it's even harder. You raised him to be a gentleman, with a charm of gold. Please know you will see Austin in Heaven, with that big ol' smile and his goofy self.

Blessing Levitt
March 14, 2011
A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles, I have many good memories watching our boys play baseball at TP and it is very sad to know we will not see Austin play here on this earth again but God must needed him for his team in heaven…
My heart goes out to you & your family in this time of sorrow.. Austin was a beautiful human being inside and out, his gorgeous smile was contagious and we will never forget him. My son, Alex, went to school at TP & SDSU with Austin and he had lots of classes with him and was telling me how much Austin wanted to go to Madrid and they spoke on FB just ten day before :( Our hearts ache for all of your family & our prayers are with you. God Bless you all & rest in peace sweet prince.
Caroline & Alex Stapley
Caroline Stapley
March 14, 2011
To The Bice Family,
Our hearts are with all of you during this time. I hope you may find some peace in knowing that your bright star, Austin, is shining down on you from above.
-Christie (Mondragon), Brian, & Joshua Morrow
Christie Morrow (Mondragon)
March 14, 2011
To Austins Family...You have my sincerest condolences!! I will pray for comfort and peace during this difficult time!!!!
Patricia Reavis
March 14, 2011
Austin Taylor Bice....What an impact you have made on so many in so little time. We will remember your huge smile, gentle nature and your love for your family. We are sad beyond belief that the world has lost a young man with such a bright future ahead.
Praying for comfort and peace for the Bice family.
Our sadness is overwhelming at times, but the memories are beautiful and we will never forget you.
With love and light,
The Houston Family
Richard, Laurie, Tiffany and Tenille
Laurie Houston
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