Henry J. Austin

Friday, February 17, 2023

Henry J. Austin, 87, who had just recently moved from Nevada, Mo., to Rock Springs, Wyo., passed from this life on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. He was born to Tommy C. and Hattie (Horning) Austin on Sept. 6, 1935.

Raised in El Dorado Springs, he married Rosella Rapp on April 18, 1959. They moved to Wyoming in 1965 where Henry worked for various employers, including the railroad, most often as a watchman and security guard. They moved back to the area, settling in Nevada in 2001.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and was frequently the first one in the parking lot on Sunday morning. Besides his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rosella in 2019; and three brothers, Dale, Lee, and Clinton. Surviving are his sister, Hazle Green, of Nevada; daughters, Cindy Lange and Rhonda (Robert) Brannan, both of Rock Springs, Wyo.; and sons, Russell (Kathy) Austin, of Laramie, Wyo., and Timothy Austin, of Nevada; nine grandchildren, Jacob, Dustin, Ian, Laurel, Jamie, Jennifer, Chester, Ebony, and Andrew; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Nevada Church of Christ on Highway 54, at noon, on Sunday, Feb. 26. Interment of his ashes will be at a later date.