Barbara Brauer Austin

April 25, 1936 - June 16, 2008

04/25/1936 - 06/16/2008

Past Services

Tuesday June 17, 2008
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Saturday June 21, 2008
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Barbara B. Austin

VIRGINIA BEACH- Barbara Brauer Austin, 72, passed away on June 16, 2008.
She was predeceased her husband, Willie Basil Austin and a daughter, Ginny Trager. She is survived by four children, Bryce Austin, Betsy Himes, Andrew Austin and Nathan Austin; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sue Moen.

A service to celebrate Barbara Austin’s life will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 2:00pm.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.
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Lisa Hayford
8 years ago

Barbara you will be missed.

You were all so nice to me when I was in school in VA beach and I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts.

Tina Dubois
8 years ago

Bryce, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother and Doodie’s Great-Grandma. I wish he had gotten to know her as I understand she was a wonderful lady. I know she will be missed. If there’s anything at all that I can do to help during this difficult time for you, please let me know. I’m here for you.

The Dubois family

8 years ago

Dear Austin Family, We loved your mother very much. she was a wonderful lady and a great testimony to us. I know she is at home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus. May you be comforted in your faith.

Tom & Janet Johnson
8 years ago

Dear Austin family: You all are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve and praise the Lord for your mom’s homegoing. We are sad for our loss but happy for heaven’s gain. She was a sweet, lady, and we will always fondly remember our times with her. Looking forward to seeing her and Ginny again one day in heaven!

Judy & Al Wilson
8 years ago

Dear Family, My memories go back to high school, then onto college and then meeting Willie Basil. We loved him too. A bridesmaid and my husband best man at their wedding and then the honor of being asked to be god parents to Ginny. We were so thankful that when she visited NJ a few years ago, Aunt Sue brought her to Nutley to visit. It was the first time in many years that we had been able to get together and it was wonderful. When I see Barbara in my mind’s eye, I see dark shiny hair and sparkling blue eyes. I shall hold that image in my heart.

Barbara Brauer McDonald
8 years ago

Hello, I wish I had been able to meet Barbara before she died, we would have had a good laugh together I bet. I was born Barbara Lee Brauer in Ohio on 3/4/47. I lived in Virginia Beach from 1987-1996 and then moved to the Peninsula where I now live with my second husband. I am proud of my German side, from Frankfurt, 2 generations ago. Well from one Barbara Brauer to another – may your rest in peace and I will join you one day!

Stephanie Owens
8 years ago

I first met Barbara when I was 15 years old. I was one of the many teenagers that ran the wilds of Flobert Drive. It is easy for your friends parents to look at you and judge. She never did. As I started a family of my own and moved away I could always count on a warm welcome whenever I saw Mrs. Austin. She was never anything but gracious. When I had the priviledge of caring for Mrs. Austin when she first fell ill, we talked a lot. The strongest thing that came through was her love for the lord and her family okay, Waylon music must be mentioned as well. Her kids and grandkids were precious to her. I know that what she is enjoying most now is how they have come together for each other. So often we forget that family is all that matters, I’m glad to see it now.

Denise Vitale
8 years ago

Memories of Grams; I have many. The times we spent together when I would come to visit. How she laughed when I gave her the dolls Trudie and Molly to keep her company. The school program that Jessie and Sarah were in. The offering and my accepting the use of her bathroom that she would tell me with each visit how she loved it and how beautiful it is. We would talk a little about the Bible. How I admired her study of Hebrew and Greek to get a better understanding of the scriptures. Everyone has their personal memories of how Barbara touched their life. She knew she was loved by all the lives she touched with joy. As we all think of her, may the memories bring smiles, laughs, and a tear or two. How she will be missed, but always loved.

Grandma Denise

Dottie Hutch
8 years ago

Please accept my sympathy on your loss.

Dottie Hutch, friend from Nutley High School, Class of 1954

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Matthew Hayford
8 years ago

To our Aunt Sue Moen and the entire Austin family we are so very sorry for your loss.

Barbara & Mark Hayford
8 years ago

We are saddened by the loss of your beloved Mother and Sister. I know what a loss this is for your family. I knew Barbara to be a good Christian and a woman of faith. May that faith together with the memories you share be of comfort to you in these dark days. Love, Barbara and Mark

Ann and Peter Moen
8 years ago

We are saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother, Sister, and grandmother. Our sympathy to you for your loss. Love, Peter and Ann Moen

Jim & Greta Pierce
8 years ago

We grieve with you in the loss of Barbara. “Grams” always brought us smiles and we will always love and remember her and hope to meet her in heaven.

Penny & Randy Miller
8 years ago

We were sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, grandmother & sister. Please know that she has gone to be with our Lord and to make ready a place for us where we will all come together.


Penny & Randy