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Inez L. Austin

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Inez L. Austin

July 23, 1926 ~ May 17, 2014

Inez L. Austin, 87, a Wenatchee Valley resident for nearly 70 years, passed away at her home in Wenatchee, WA on Saturday, May 17, 2014. She was born on July 23, 1926, at Cove, AR to the late James R. and Sarah Frances (Gibens) Cureton. She was raised in Arkansas and Oklahoma. She married Fred Austin Sr. at Broken Bow, AR and a short time later, they moved to make their home in East Wenatchee, WA. She worked in the fruit industry as a picker and sorter seasonally, before going to work as an Upholsterer for Mr. Ash. She later opened her own Upholstery shop.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Frances “Fran” and Jesse McKinney of East Wenatchee and Joanne Haney of Wenatchee; grandchildren, Cydney Harpster, Todd Austin and Tammy Hall, all of Wenatchee, Holly Sparks of Valley High, Logan Hunter of New Jersey and Aaron Sparks of Auburn, WA; ten great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Austin Sr. in 1985; her son, Fred Austin Jr. in 2010; two brothers, Donald Ray Vice and Stanley Horace Shaden; one sister, Minnie Frances Vice; and one grandson, Jeremiah Key.

A Commemoration Service will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Memorial Chapel, 19 Rock Island Road, East Wenatchee, with Chaplain Scott Langager officiating. Concluding Services and the Inurnment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. Friends who wish, may make memorial donations in her name to Central Washington Home Health and Hospice. You are invited to visit her tribute online at Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee, WA.

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