Marie Barbara Austin 1927 - 2009
Memorial services for Marie Barbara Austin, 82, Ottawa, were Monday at Faith Lutheran Church in Ottawa. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., with military honors. She died Nov. 18, 2009, at her Ottawa home.
Mrs. Austin was born Jan. 1, 1927, in Baltimore, Md., to Albert and Josephine Margaret (Louden) Ammons. She graduated from Sparrows Point High School in Baltimore in 1944 and received a nursing degree from Church Home Hospital in Baltimore with a residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She worked for six year at the Baltimore V.A. Hospital before joining the U.S. Air Force for two years as a first lieutenant. She married 1st Lt. Franklin Houston Austin Jr. Oct. 19, 1957, at Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Okla. After living at eight Air Force bases, she move with her children to Osawatomie for one year before settling in Ottawa in 1975 when her husband retired from the Air Force. Mrs. Austin worked as a nurse at Ranson Hospital in Ottawa and Lawrence Memorial Hospital before retiring in 1989.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Alberta Baker and Bernice Louise Lewis; four brothers, Frederick Carl Ammons, Charles Robert Ammons, Lawrence Alan Ammons and Albert Louden Ammons. She is survived by her husband, Frank, of the home; son Franklin H. Austin IV of Albuquerque, N.M.; three daughters, Sallie Marie Austin-Swanson of Quinlan, Texas, Susan Lee Austin-Michael, of Lawrence, and Barbara Renee Austin-Garrison, of De Soto; two sisters, Carolyn Ammons-Cahill, of San Antonio, Texas, and Shirley Ammons-Valley, of Los Angeles; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the United Service Organization care of the Eddy Brichard Funeral Home in Osawatomie.