Wayne W. Austin, 87, of Bellingham, WA passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014. Wayne was born in Bellingham, Washington, on March 5, 1927, to the late Lulu and Walter Austin. Wayne graduated from Auburn Seventh-day Adventist Academy in 1945, received his bachelors degree from Walla Walla College (now Walla Walla University) in 1949 and from Loma Linda University in 1958. He met his wife, Ann Roberts, in Hawaii and married in 1979.
Wayne was a beloved member of the community and served his community for 60 years. He was passionate about many things but first and foremost was his love for his Lord and Savior, whom he shared with those he came in contact with. His mission field was the years he practiced as a physician. He enjoyed sharing the love of Jesus with his patients, who he considered his extended family. He was an avid sailor, skier, and bicyclist but had many other interests which included taking pictures to catalog his life experiences, music, airplanes, antiques, traveling to Hawaii, cars and the great outdoors.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Lulu Payne Austin, his brother Lloyd W. Austin and sister Mildred Austin Kehoe. He is survived by wife Ann Roberts Austin, nephew Bill Jordan, niece Roberta Roberts Johnson; three children, Greg Austin, Jill Austin, Jana Austin Jacobson; nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Farewell Tribute Information
Please join the family for a graveside service only to be held at Bayview Cemetery, Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM in Bellingham.