Carol Jean Austin passed away peacefully at her home on November 12, 2011 in San Jose, California from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Carol was born in 1935 to Frances and Albert “Andy” Anderson in Medford, Oregon. She grew up in Mount Shasta and graduated from Mount Shasta High School. She worked at the soda fountain at Windsor’s drug store.

In 1954 Carol married Buck Austin and soon after moved to San Jose where they worked and raised their two sons, Steve and Greg.

Carol worked for the Campbell Elementary School District for 28 years as a secretary. After retiring she and Buck traveled and spent time with family and friends.

Carol is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Buck Austin; her sons, Steve (and wife Evanthia) and Greg (and wife Diane); her beloved grandchildren, Ariana and Helena; and her favorite aunt, Alice Codamo McChesney.

A private memorial service will be held.