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Victor Jesse Austin, 1925 – 2014

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Victor Jesse Austin, 1925 – 2014

Victor Jesse Austin
1925 – 2014

Victor Jesse Austin, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 21, 2014.  He was born to Jesse and Myrtle Austin in East Prairie, Mo., on Oct. 14, 1925.

Entering into service on Jan. 2, 1944, Vic served in the United States Navy as a Seaman First Class, SV6, and was honorably discharged on April 19, 1946.

Vic was a man who loved a good joke, to tell and hear; he had a million of them.  Employed at Monolith Cement Company, Vic worked for them for 38 years.  He loved Tehachapi and it's where he spent most of his adult life.

Vic was preceded in death by his first wife, Joy Peters, to whom he had been married for 24 years.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Austin; and six children, Janet Bruhn, Ron Austin, Allan Austin, Randy Osborn, William Mullinicks, and Sandra Hicks; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Vic's wishes were to be cremated and to hold no services.  The family would like to thank Hoffmann Hospice, and two special nurses, Maria and Russell, for all the loving care and kindness shown during this trying time.  And most of all, our family and friends for all the support and caring in our time of sorrow.  We love you all.

Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.  For condolences please visit

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