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S: In Memory of Dr Lawrence Edwin Austin Sr

FC: In memory of Dr. Lawrence Edwin Austin Sr | 2 0 1 2

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2: Obituary | Funeral services for Dr. Lawrence Austin Sr. are scheduled at 11 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Parker. Austin died last week at his home of pancreatic cancer. He was 77. A psychiatrist, Austin worked in private practice in Pueblo as well as chief of staff at Parkview Medical Center. He joined the Parkview staff in 1969. In 1975, Austin was honored as Pueblo's doctor of the year. He was named a fellow in the American Psychiatry Association in 1978. That same year he was elected Parkview's chief of staff and re-elected in 1979. Austin earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado Medical School. He served as a resident in psychiatry at the CU Medical Center in Denver four years before moving and taking a position at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo in 1968. He went into private practice the following year. He is survived by his wife, Glenna, four grown children and their families. The LDS chapel is at 20850 E. Main St. in Parker. The funeral services are being handled by Horan & McConaty.

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4: March 15, 2012 | Our trip to the park was so fun! I played in the leaves and then we played a game of catch. I love you, Dad! | Larry, though we lived far apart for the past several years I have memories I will never forget. Like the day when we were kids and had a horse Dad bought us. One night I traded my half of the horse to you if you would do the dishes for me. And the trips we went on with Dad fishing on the yellowstone river, Camping and fishing at Flaming George, The trip to Alaska, and the last two visits we had when you flew to SLC to see me. I will miss you so much and you will be in my thoughts forever.. Love, Bob

5: Donna and I will always remember Larry first and foremost for his smile and laugh. It just made you feel good to be around him. He served our family in so many ways as he did others in the wards and stake. Ray always considered him one of his best friends. Until we meet again... Ray & Donna Wheeler

7: To the Austin family, I am truly saddened at the loss of Doc. My enduring memories will always be his great sense of humor and his eternal optimism. He never spoke a bad word about anyone and was truly faith in action. I am sorry I can not be with you at this time of loss but my heart and prayers will always be with you. Doc, Good fishing ahead! Ronald and Janice Wayne,

8: TO THE HIPPEST DAD OUT THERE | I want to send my condolences to President Austin's family. He was such a good caring man and a wonderful stake president. One day when I was having a crisis with a pregnancy and very distraught sitting and waiting for tests at St. Mary Corwin hospital, really needing someone, President Austin walked by. I called out to him and he came and consoled me and after I was done he drove me to my mother's home so I wouldn't have to drive. He dropped what he was doing at that time to help me. I know he had to have been busy. You may not remember me but I am Nona Whitcomb's daughter. Both my mother and Wayne loved him very much. Our prayers are with all of your family. Darlene P Ealey

10: My prayers go out to the family. May comfort and peace be with you. Robin Kreissler

11: Dear Austin family, it was sad news when we heard that Larry Sr.had passed. We know he is in a better place and is now free from pain. Because of our Savior Jesus Christ and the Plan of Salvation we know that we will be with him again. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you. Love, Dolan and Cheryl Sorensen

12: DAY AT THE PARK | I am saddened by Larry's death. I am sending my love to Glenna as she copes with her own illness while she continues to be the fine matriarch to her wonderful family. I always appreciated working with Larry as stake president and for his great leadership that he provided the Pueblo area. Jim Wessely

13: Dr. Larry Austin will always be remembered for his passionate testimony of Jesus Christ who he made as the Polar-Star of his life. He is a great speaker, willing to admit his failings; Austin was quick to get on his knees and ask for help from above. He was valiant in his testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel. Quick to forgive others faults, including himself. He was truly a functional human being. He with His Master healed many souls and hearts, creating a sense of wholeness to each person he interfaced with. God bless his wonderful wife Glenna and their beautiful Children, who we can share our friendship into the eternities. Glen Larson

14: Glenna and Family, Terry and I are are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend. Even though the last few years our paths haven't crossed, except for a few e-mails, we have always kept you in our thoughts. I will always have a very special place in my heart for his kindness and love given to me, in a very difficult time in my life. His support and friendship during that time helped me put my life back on track. I always considered him like another "father" to me. He was a very special man and we will never forget him. We hope the Lord will wrap his loving arms around your family at this very difficult time. God Bless all of you and thank you for the privilege of being your friend. Richard Bowman

15: FATHER'S DAY 2012 | Dear Glenna & Sweet Family, I was greatly saddened when I found out of my "special friends" passing. I was also greatly relieved to know that he no longer suffers and what a joyous reunion with family and friends he is having. I loved him with all of my heart, for he was more than just my friend. Rich and I still laugh at the time I had a stake calling and the kids were small. President held his meeting on the one day a week that I worked then; one such day I was running behind, grabbed my kids, picked up McDonalds and "he" happened to meet me at the door!!! I quickly learned the benefits of feeding my children McDonalds. Not to be out done I explained the difficulties a mother has of getting to these early meetings after work with kids in tow. I guess my being outspoken is what kept me in so many Stake callings while he was President. After he was released I learned to keep my mouth shut! I shall forever be grateful to your family ESP. Jenny for the love you showed our children when Mike got hurt. Love you Jen. I am thankful for the sure knowledge that Families are Forever, and Marriage is for all Time and Eternity. That Larry is wrapped in the loving arms of a very loving Heavenly Father who is telling him "good work My son". I will miss him; I have great memories. May a loving Heavenly Father continue to bless you Glenna an your beautiful family with peace and assurance that you will be together again and that the veil between Heaven and Earth is so very thin I'm sure at times you will feel Larry's arms around you. All my love and thoughts and prayers,Terry Terry Bowman

16: BEST MEMORIES | One of the first recollections Glen and I have of Larry Austin was in the Belmont chapel in Pueblo CO. Larry was sitting on the stand by the Bishop as he was the Stake President at that time. Little Steve was tiny and quite lively. Larry always seemed to have a lot of patience with his children. However during this one particular Sacrament meeting, baby Steve crawled from the back row of the Chapel under all the pews and ended up under the very front pew, causing a bit of a stir among all the people sitting in the pews. Larry Austin's face got red and then redder. When the Sacrament was over he came up out of his seat, walked towards Steve, grabbed him up and scurried out of the Chapel. He didn't close the doors and we heard Larry give Steve his "what for" and a spat on the seat. Steve started wailing. One thing Steve didn't do again was to crawl under the pews. The reason we all remember the event because we thought that the Austins didn't believe in spanking children. We all said to ourselves, " Hip, Hip Hurray Larry is as normal as anyone else!" We all remember when Larry became our Stake President in Pueblo. He was a very busy man but always had time to give to the members of the church and to the Lord. How sad that I don't remember thanking him for his time, talents and sacrifice with his family and letting him know how grateful we were to him and to Glenna. We always appreciated him because everything seemed to run very smoothly. We love them very much. We appreciated him when he was Chief of Staff at Park View Hospital. I Carrie, had broken my back and was a patient. My doctor thought that I would do well on a liquid diet. After a couple of days of liquid, I thought I was going to die from starvation. I called Larry and told him how starved I was and asked him if anything could be done to get me some food. I had a meal delivered to my room in less than 30 minutes. That was the best food I had tasted in a long time and was so grateful that some one helped me. Our first three children were very close in years. Corey 20 went on a mission to Ireland, Cindy also 20 was having serious problems and had gone from home, Dale was 19 and had gone to Argentina on a mission. I couldn't help but cry all the time, and didn't have any idea why I was so depressed. I visited Dr. Larry Austin to find out if I was losing my mind. He made me feel so much better. I had the same problems that others have. I was going through an "Empty Nest Syndrome". Boy was I glad that I was normal. However, he started telling me about the problems he was having with his kids. After a while, I told him, "Your kids are made of good stuff, and they will be OK. you don't have to worry about them". We always loved Larry Jr, Kerry, Steve and Jenny. So, it was good for me to find out that his family was normal and that we all make the same mistakes. I want to thank the Austin Family for the joy that we received in knowing them. They are lovely people and we will always remember them. It will be fun when we all get together on the other side and rejoice in our memories. God bless you all and may the spirit comfort you and your sweet family. Glenna. Love Forever, Carrie and Glen Hepworth

17: THE COOLEST GUY I KNOW! | Glenna, Larry Jr. Kerry, Steve and Jenny So sorry to hear about Larry. He was a great friend and mentor. We will send a longer letter. Wish we could be there Friday. Wally and Teri Smith Glenna, I was so saddened to hear of Larry's final struggles and thank the Lord that he is in peace. I know he will be greatly missed by you and the family while you await a joyful reunion. With deepest condolences, Dr. Ronald G Nathan

18: Our deepest condolences to all family members. Bro. Austin has a signifiant impact for good on our lives. Richard & Marcia King Our deepest sympathy to you, Glenna, and the children. We will always remember our friendship from Pueblo days. Dr & Mrs Ralph M Wexler

19: I am sorry to read of President Austin's death. He was Stake President when my husband passed away and I remember his consoling words to me. Mary Lindenmuth Scarcello

20: Dear Glenna & Sweet Family, I was greatly saddened when I found out of my "special friends" passing. I was also greatly relieved to know that he no longer suffers and what a joyous reunion with family and friends he is having. I loved him with all of my heart, for he was more than just my friend. Rich and I still laugh at the time I had a stake calling and the kids were small. President held his meeting on the one day a week that I worked then; one such day I was running behind, grabbed my kids, picked up McDonalds and "he" happened to meet me at the door!!! I quickly learned the benefits of feeding my children McDonalds. Not to be out done I explained the difficulties a mother has of getting to these early meetings after work with kids in tow. I guess my being outspoken is what kept me in so many Stake callings while he was President. After he was released I learned to keep my mouth shut! I shall forever be grateful to your family ESP. Jenny for the love you showed our children when Mike got hurt. Love you Jen. I am thankful for the sure knowledge that Families are Forever, and Marriage is for all Time and Eternity. That Larry is wrapped in the loving arms of a very loving Heavenly Father who is telling him "good work My son". I will miss him; I have great memories. May a loving Heavenly Father continue to bless you Glenna an your beautiful family with peace and assurance that you will be together again and that the veil between Heaven and Earth is so very thin I'm sure at times you will feel Larry's arms around you. All my love and thoughts and prayers,Terry

21: 2012 | Dear Glenna and Family, We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. We held Larry in the highest regard both for the man he was and for his dedication to improving Parkview Medical Center. He was a major contributor to Parkview's advancement in late 1970's. We remember his contribution with great appreciation. On a lighter note, Sandy's family remembers Larry and Glenna for the terrific labrador retriever. Rascal was the best and smartest dog we ever had! God Bless your family in these trying times. Dr. John and Sandy Rea | Glenn, Larry Jr, Kerry, Steve & Jenny and Families: I was so sad to read the news in the morning paper. I have very fond memories of working for Dr. Austin. He was a caring, considerate generous and fair man who was never too busy to listen, in spite of listening to patients all day long. I am so sorry for your loss. Sonny and I plan to be at the service tomorrow. God Bless you as you grieve your great loss. Fondly, Leslie Martinez

22: I have known Larry since I courted his office secretary Claudia in 1977. Claudia and I have been married now for over 30 years. Claudia was with Dr. Austin for 20 years or so. I found Dr. Austin to be a very principled man, one of great integrity and honesty. I hope to be able to drive up and pass my condolences to his family in person. In the event I am unable to make the trip I ask that the family and friends drop me an email so that, at the least, we can re-connect via the internet. My Best to all of the family, you will remain in my prayers always. Best Regards, HarveyESmith@aol.com Harvey E. Smith | Dear Glenna and Family, We were very sorry to read about the loss of one so special to all of you and to so many others. We have such wonderful memories of the early days when our friendship began at Parkview Medical Center. Larry was the most loving, caring doctor filled with the spirit of helping and healing. He had an amazing ability to understand the human mind meeting the challenges of making a difference in all our lives. His smile was infectious and his hugs so genuine. We will always treasure our memories. We are sending our love and sincere sympathy to you Glenna, Larry Jr., Kerry, Steven, Jenny and all your families at this sad time. Much love and prayers, Gordon and Helen Murley

23: I worked under Dr. Austin's direction at St.Mary Corwin Hospital (Psychiatric Unit) in the late 1960's and again in the early 1980's after completing my Social Work degree. Dr. Austin was instrumental in my career as his support and faith in my abilities contributed directly to my success and advancement as a Social Worker. I oftentimes translated for Dr. Austin in his care of spanish speaking clients. His kindness and caring for all persons touched me deeply and although I have not seen him for many years, I have thought of him often and prayed for his wellbeing and that of his family. I attended the Graduate School of Social Work with Glenna Austin (Class of 1982) and wish to offer my sincere condolences to her and to her children in the loss of this very special man for whom I have tremendous respect as a professional and as my friend. Margaret M Abeyta

24: I have the best memories of Grandpa. From when I was a little kid until now I have always trusted him to talk to about anything. I have loved going to school so close and being able to come and visit often. I remember when we all went to disneyland as little kids and Grandma and Grandpa were able to come with us. That was such a fun trip! I think one of my best memories was being able to spend my birthday at the house in Parker. My cake was absolutely adorable and I remember Grandpa in great health! You always knew where to find grandpa, sitting in his chair reading the paper. And if he was not there he was upstairs or helping someone in the ward. At the service it was so nice to see all of the people who grandpa had touched their lives. I will never forget the amazing example that he was to me and I think about him daily. It is hard for me to imagine my life without his daily guidance but I know that he is always watching out for me and all of us. Grandma, you and grandpa were such a great example of truly cherishing your spouse. Never forget the love that he has for you because it is not gone! Love You! Makenna

26: Mom From the first time I met you, you have treated me as a daughter. You are so loving, kind and sweet. I have always admired and loved theses qualities in you. You have such a sweet, kind heart and loving personalities that I continually point out to Tara and Makenna to emulate. I tell them to look to you an example. You have always been such a great example to me and my kids and I will forever be grateful to you for that. Grandpa was a great example as well. He always told the kids to follow their dreams and never give up. It was always a pleasure to get newspaper and magazine clippings in the mail to remind you that he was always thinking of others. He is a wonder man and will truly be missed. Love you !!! Sherry.

27: Grandma, I have so many memories with grandpa. I remember living with you guys and grandpa teaching me how to drive in the snow. That was pretty interesting. The house in Vail was such a fun time for us all sitting in the hot tub and chatting! I have always known that I could turn to grandpa for great advice and understanding. We always had a fun time in Arizona even when I fell on a cactus and grandpa had to help pull the stickers out! Some of my favorite memories were the hotsprings in Glenwood springs, going skiing with everyone and just enjoying each others company. Grandpa was always there for me and I am going to miss him! Love Colby

28: What I remember most about Grandpa is how much be believed in all of us. He always told me that all I needed to do was to stay strong in the gospel and to work hard. The rest would take care of its self. I remember the last chat we had together. Grandma, Jenny, and I were in the hospital with him. I was having a hard time making the decisions that I had in front of me, and was scared of making the wrong choice. I remember Grandpa telling me how proud he was of me, and again, that all I needed to do was stay strong in the gospel. About a week later, he passed away. I needed to sing for the devotional, and was so nervous and sad. However, when I sang that morning, I know Grandpa was there watching over me. I realized then that he will always be with me; watching over me and reminding me to stay true and the gospel and work hard and he will watch over me and make sure that everything happens how it is supposed to! Love, Tara

29: Dear mom I have so many memories that I could talk about! But one that comes to mind is how fun we had together ! We did everything together! I loved that you and dad took me and my friends to the hottest concert in Denver!!! Bruce Springsteen ...it was so awesome!!! Remember. 4 hours long!!! And we all sang every song!!! I think dad even enjoyed it!!! Other memories I have are of you and dad coming to watch me play tennis!! You never missed my tournaments!! I loved it when dad was able to take off work and be there!! I love that I have been able to drive out east with you and dad every year. It was fun to stop on our trips at different places!! I for some reason will remember when I took pictures of you in the corn field!! I will always remember how we would fill the trunk of the car and the backseat sometimes! Funny!!!! Dad telling you that anything else you buy you will have to hold on your lap!!! I think he said that every trip!! I don't ever recall you holding anything but I do remember you had a lot of stuff under your feet one year!! I'm so lucky to spend so much time with you and dad and the many wonderful memories we made!! You and dad have always been supportive parents to me all my life!!! You still are and will always be my best friend!!! I still love memories that we continue to make together and with our whole family!!! I love you mom!! Love your favorite daughter!!! :-) Jenny

30: TO THE HIPPEST DAD OUT THERE | My memories of Grandpa, : Grandpa always thought about other people before himself He gave the best general conference talks Grandpa would send me interesting newspaper articles and clipping He would always watch sports with me, even though that probably wasn’t what he would want to do if I were not there Grandpa enjoyed spending time with me and the family more than anything He taught me how to hunt and fish Grandpa taught me how to work hard | He was a perfect example – he always did the right thing Grandpa was always there for us – whether it was a medical question or a need to good advice He was always learning – I still have many of his boos with his highlights For Grandpa, family was always first I always enjoyed spending time with Grandpa Love Larry Jr

31: I have fun memories of my Grandpa Austin... He would call me Madame, give me Tootsie Pops, let me sit on his lap in the movies, tell me stories, let me play with the cane, order anything I wanted at a restaurant, sit next to me in the car, read me stories, buy me fun things and dance with me. I miss my Grandpa and think about him all the time. My Mom and Dad told me that he's our guardian angel and is always with me. They also said that he's being a missionary just like my Dude. That helps me to feel better when I'm feeling sad. Love, Rylee

32: When I think about Dad (Larry Sr.), many memories come to mind. One of the first is the bathroom story, which we all know. Larry Jr. and I were dating and Larry, Glenna and Jenny were visiting. The tv used to be by the wall of the downstairs bathroom and if you were watching tv, you could sometimes hear the person in the bathroom. So, as the family was watching tv, I headed into the bathroom and said "don't listen." Larry Sr., turned to Glenna and said, "yep, she'll fit right in!" Larry and I often had many conversations about life and he would often council me on how to make it through. His knowledge, kindness and love helped me through some tough times. We often chatted while sitting in the tv room and he would share any interesting articles from the newspaper. Larry was always there when we would call for various reasons with any kind of question. We would call about anything from medical advice and church doctrine to buying a car. He was the best at researching any subject or product. I loved watching him talk to Rylee or play with her. The greatest thing we had in common had to do with his mission to the Northern States. Larry at one point served as a zone leader in a small branch in Virginia, Minnesota in the 1950's. My mother was born and raised in Virginia, Minnesota. So, in the 1950's as my grandmother and some of her children were converted to the gospel, they attended church in that branch. Little did anyone know that many years later we would figure out that my father-in-law had met my mom (at about 9 yrs old), my grandmother and some of my mom's siblings. It was a lot of fun to reunite Larry with my grandmother after 50 some years later. We so enjoyed the many visits that Larry, Glenna and Jenny made to CA to visit. Larry loved a good bbq and breakfast at Betsy's. Always ready for chicken marsalla at Olive Garden too! It was so nice to have them close by when they lived in Morgan Hill for a short time. Larry loved his family and the gospel. He was a good example to me and lived his life as an example to his family. I am so blessed to have married into the Austin family. From the very first time I met Larry, he was kind, loving and accepting of me. He loved my parents and brothers and they also loved him and were blessed to know him. His last act of kindness and love was shown to me in his final moments. Rylee and I were the last to arrive in Colorado on Feb 4, 2012. I walked in the front door, set down our bags and went directly into the bedroom. Larry was having a hard time breathing. I sat down next to him, told him I was there and how much I loved him. I knew he heard me and that we were all there. About 15 minutes later, he peacefully passed through the veil. He waited for me to arrive, thus again showing me that he loved me and making me feel important. That experience will forever be etched in my heart. I love and miss him everyday. Jodi

33: When I think of dad my greatest memories always have to do with hunting and fishing. I am gratetful that dad shared his passion and also his fathers passion of hunting and fishing with me. Most of my greatest memories are of dad and mom driving us to flaming gorge to camp and fish. I remember putting a frog under my hat and you and I laughing so hard that mom caught me with the frog. Another great memory was taking dad back to flaming gorge 7 or 8 years ago. Fishing wasn't as good but we had a great trip and refreshed a lot of old memories. I am thankful that dad taught me to love hunting and fishing. I to now am sharing these with my grand children. I have many many memories of just me and dad hunting in Aspen with Roy Griffin and fly-fishing the roaring fork or frying pan just outside of Aspen. Hunting ducks and pheasants with grandpa at this hunting clubs. As well as fly-fishing in Vail for so many years. I think that because I enjoyed these sports with dad that I was able to spend more time alone with him than anyone else. I really miss him and having the opportunity to spend this quality time with him. Kerry

34: Grandma, Here are some of my memories of grandpa. Grandpa definitely was the smartest person Ive met, and just being around him you could learn so much by his words and actions. I still remember when I was about 8, Grandpa told me during one visit that he could tell that I was getting better at controlling my anger, and every since then I have always tried to control my anger because I saw that Grandpa hardly ever got mad and I respected him so much for that. On my mission when I can feel Grandpa's spirit around me helping me study at extreme rates and helping me teach with power and the Spirit. I can tell more surely that Grandpa really understood when the Savior said Be even as I am. And Grandpa made that his life goal, he was the most Christ-like person I have met, and he truly understood the power of the Gospel here on Earth. Love Tanner

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