Happy 80th Birthday!: Wayne Austin

Saturday , January 27, 2018 - 10:00 PM

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Wayne Austin celebrated his 80th birthday on January 11, 2018. His family gathered for a dinner on January 20, 2018, to celebrate his special day.

He is the son of Melvin and Opal Austin, and was born in Fairview, Idaho, the second of four sons and was raised in Weston, Idaho.

Wayne graduated from West Side High School and attended Weber State College. He married Veda Schvaneveldt on May 23, 1958. Veda passed away on June 27, 2000. They have two children, Michelle Austin and Sandi (Jeff) Gale. He has been blessed with two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He married Dana Fuhriman on March 21, 2003.

In his younger years, Wayne loved to play softball and basketball and participated in several softball tournaments. He is a great sports fan of horse racing, football, basketball, and baseball, with his favorite team being the New York Yankees.

Wayne has traveled to Germany, Italy, Austria, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Australia. He retired from Browning Arms, where he made many friends and was their best hall monitor ever!

He loves to golf and enjoys being a marshall at Valley View Golf Course. His other interests include spending time with his wife, camping, gardening, working in his yard, traveling, and participating in the LDS Church.

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