Wednesday, April 23, 2008

In memory of our friend and director, Bob Austin

Robert Edward Austin 1942 - 2008 Robert Edward Austin died Saturday, April 19, 2008.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 6055 Azle Ave., Fort Worth.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UNT School of Music scholarship program through Elida Tamez, 940-565-2243.
Bob was born June 11, 1942, in Houston. His family relocated to Courtland, Kan., in 1948. He attended school there through high school. He received his BA in piano from Wichita State University and completed his MA in woodwinds at the University of North Texas. He was the choir master and organist at St. Anne's Episcopal Church and the director of the New Horizons Band of Dallas.
Survivors: His wife, Barbara Hallie Austin; parents, Loren and Vivian Austin of Salina, Kan.; his "children," Scott Uhrig, Robin McBride and Warren Spiker; and his grandchildren, R. Ryan McBride and Emerson Spiker.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 4/23/2008.