Condolence & Memory Journal

This picture was taken around 1986 (best guess) when Mark and I visited Mike and Lucy in San Antonio, TX. Mike was always so fun to be around and always joking with everyone. He loved putting on Halloween masks and scaring the heck out of me and everyone else. We had so much fun together as a family and I will always remember Mike's sense of humor, his consideration and kindness, his love for his family. I will always have my fondest memories with Mike and his family. RIP.

Posted by Faith Magne - Leesburg, VA - Family   July 21, 2020

This family photo was taken around 2004/5. We put it in a memory ornament for our Christmas Tree every year. We miss you Mom and Mike.

Posted by Mark Austin - Potomac Falls, VA - Brother   July 21, 2020

Candle

What can I say about Mike Austin. He was clever as all get out, always a twinkle in his eyes. You never knew what he was getting up to. Mike, Lucy and I always enjoyed telling stories on each other. One that will and still does make me laugh is Lucy's sore neck and capsaicin cream and some Aloe Vera plant. I swear they had me laughing so hard I thought I would pass out! He and Lucy both are members of my extended family. I'm proud and honored to have known him. He has a place in my heart and I love the man dearly, he will be missed. He was a part of my life for 20 some odd years. Good bye Michael you were one of a kind, my life will be duller without you in it. Your' friend! Love you Mike.

Posted by Leo McRee - San Antonio, TX - Friend   July 20, 2020

Mike and I were very close growing up. This picture was taken in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1967-68 while my Dad was in Vietnam. We use to sail small boats at my Grandma Yount's house and go to the beach at her clubhouse. We had so much fun! Everyone knew us. One time we got to go on the Big Daddy Pirate Ship and swim.

Growing up, Mom and Dad took us on so many vacations. While at Yellowstone National Park, Mike and Cousin Scott went fishing and Mike snagged his back with a hook while casting his fishing rod. It was told that Mike put a stick in his mouth and dropped to his knees just like in the movies. LOL.

Mike was good with his hands. He could craft, build and fix things so well. One day he took two bicycles and made them into one. I remember so well that Mike would jump on Dads truck to get on his double decker bike and ride up and down the street. So much fun!

Mike was totally into the Scouts. He proudly progressed from the Cub Scouts, Webelos, and then the Boy Scouts. I remember those days so clearly. Mike was my mentor as a Big Brother. I was so proud of Mike and looked up to him as all of his friends did as well.

Mike excelled in everything he did. He was a perfectionist in his work and with the crafts that he built. Mike hand crafted many things. I remember most of all the Christmas ornaments. Everyone in the family has Mike's Christmas ornaments. I always think of Mike when I see them every year and will continue to.

When Dad needed something fixed at home, Mike took care of it. He was a loving son. I will greatly miss my brother Mike so dearly. But, I will always have my memories of us together and together as a family. Mike, I love you brother. Please give Mom a huge hug for me and tell her I love and miss her as well. God Bless you Mike. Jesus has you in his Arms forever. ---Your Brother Mark

Posted by Mark Austin - Potomac Falls, VA - Brother   July 18, 2020

I remember when Mike came to stay with his Grandma Austin in Marshall, MO. He was a happy person and kept things lively while here.

Posted by Susan Brayton - Marshall, MO - Family   July 17, 2020