It is with great sadness that the family of Daran Austin announce his passing on October 20, 2016 in Yreka, California at the age of 58. Daran was a resident of Siskiyou County for over 35 years and an 11th generation Californian.

Daran fought a courageous eight month battle with cancer. He fought the fight until he could fight no more.

Daran was born in Loma Linda, California on May 23, 1958 to Robert and Phyllis Austin. He graduated from Yucaipa High School in 1976.

Daran loved the outdoors, shooting, hunting, fishing, hiking and looking for agates on the Oregon coast. He loved photography and genealogy research.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His granddaughters brought him so much joy and happiness. He was a great guy, someone who loved family, who left behind more than he took, a kind and gentle hard working man.

He worked in construction most of his career. He was a craftsman and took great pride in all he did.

He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Cindy; daughter, Tonya and her husband, Jason; son, Jake and daughter, Kimberly; precious granddaughters, Lily, Layla and Lauren. As well as his mother, sisters, nieces and nephews, their families and lots of cousins.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 30 at the Lake Shastina Community Center at 1 p.m.

Special thanks to his sister Karan for her loving care, his family and friends who were there for him. He will be loved and missed by all.

Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be made at