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Memorial Service for Ethel Austin, 93, of Alvarado will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in the Clayton Kay - Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel in Alvarado. Father Robert Mitchell will officiate.
Ethel passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 14, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born in Albany, New York to William and Anna (Ensign) Merkle on February 2, 1923.
Her passions in life were being a loving wife to her husband, a devoted mother to her children, and a dedicated grandmother to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William E. Austin; one son; and three sisters. Survivors include her son, Bruce Austin and wife, Rebecca; daughter, Sandra Tompkins; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
Published on July 18, 2016
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