"Grab Gears and be Gone"
  • 18 years old
  • Born on November 9, 1990 in Elma, Washington, United States.
  • Passed away on April 1, 2009 in Elma, Washington, United States.

Austin was one of the most amazing young men you would ever meet.  He was always witty, cracking jokes and making people laugh.  Austin always knew how to brighten someones day and did.  He was an outstanding Son, Brother, Cousin and most of All Friend!  He loved to Hunt, Fish, and ride quads.  He was full of life and energy.  Anyone who truly knew him, knew he wanted to live a carefree life and to the fullest.. Unfortunately that was cut short  as events led up to his departure. As a mother I am devastated, he was my Son & My Friend, one of 4 reasons to Smile. I made a promise to him when he passed to do everything in my power to see his friends on a safe journey, I can't do this alone. To his FRIENDS, it is up to you to want to be ok, I can not make your decisions for you, I can hope and pray that one day you will see that he didnt want to go, the power of substance over powers our desire to care.. I Care..  Live to be A true Friend.. All my love, Mum

 

Posted by Mary Carskadon on 1st April 2018
Austin, it’s hard to believe 9 years have passed since you left us. How I wish we could say ...just this me more day... one more hug...one more conversation. This page is just the way to TRY! Somehow I know your Mum said everything to you with constancy and truth throughout your entire life and there was no shadow of doubt in your mind! 18 years of your presence and your life was a tremendous gift to her and those who knew you. I lost my son at 78 days of life and oh how I wish I had 18 years tucked in my heart of memories. I hope and pray that the satisfaction of such a gift will sustain the grief that might still be felt.... Anyway..you are forever missed and never forgotten...
Posted by Justin Walker on 6th May 2017
I love yu austin I have two kids now Jacqobi Talen Walker and Angelina Lynn walker miss you brotha
Posted by Mary Carskadon on 9th November 2014
It is such a smile that comes to me when I see your special day arrive! Your mother did the right thing to have this tribute page for us to recall, remind and send a thought your way Austin. Your family isamazing and you are proud of your brothers and surely happy for your mothers life, friends and accomplishments. She is your greatest fan and keeps us ever mindful of the full life you lived and how important it is to love one another! HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 9th November 2013
Happy 23rd Austin.... I hope where ever you are today you know you are loved... if you were here I would hug and kiss you just like before and here you tell me Gawwww your so dumb lol.... I miss you and your crazy attitude but I know you loved it when i did that!!! Moms know these things =) Miss you and love you very much.... Love Mom
Posted by Jamie Berg on 1st April 2013
As i go through the motions of mommy duties, i think of you more than usual on this day of sadness for most that knew and loved you. I just want to thank you for the memories that i hold dear. I love and miss you austy. I cannot believe its been 4 years today and it hasnt gotten any easier. Please stay close to all of the fam, we all need to feel you today. Rest in Paradise my dear friend
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 1st April 2013
Miss you tons, wish you were here with us all ~ Until we meet again Son, please continue to watch over us all... I love you
Posted by Mary Carskadon on 1st April 2013
Yes! Today we remember sweet Austin...and the loved ones he left behind. He would be so proud of all of them...to see his mum so happy with a wonderful man and his incredible brothers who serve our country with honor. I am sure he would have "trailed" right along after them. What a joy he was to many and left a multitude of sweet memories. Heads up Mum...He still can make you smile!!
Posted by Laura Colley on 12th February 2013
Was thinking about you and i miss you and i cant wait to see you. someday...
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 10th November 2012
Hey there Buddah, I just wanted to say heyyyyyyyyyyy & tell you that I love you tons.... I know you are doing well and I know you are watching over us all. We all miss you very much ~ I love you Kiddo ~ Mum
Posted by Mary Carskadon on 9th November 2012
Hunting was a favorite time of year for you.. I am sure your step dad Rick misses you ALL during season! Not to mention your bros and mamma! You are remembered by many. Hugs : )
Posted by Mary Carskadon on 2nd April 2012
oh my! I left a message on the 1st and it obviously did not come thru. It was left to you Austin so it's ok. I just wanted you to know how proud you can be of your military family and your amazing mum who stands by them like a ROCK! You are loved and missed by many! RIP
Posted by Timothy Burrows on 1st April 2012
I miss You! I don't like Aprils fools Day anymore. I love you and think of you always.
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 1st April 2012
Hey kiddo, just coming by to say hello... three years is a very long time ~ I will see you again one day so please save me a great seat with a beautiful view... miss you, Mum
Posted by Nick Burrows on 21st February 2012
see you on the flip side little cousin still thinking of you wish we could of gone hunting together you will always be in my heart
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 20th February 2012
Hey there, I am really having a tough time. Missing you something horrible and I know others are as well. I know this is bad but truth be told, I still wait for you to come in the front door... I struggle with the reality of your absence and at the same time hold on too tight to your Brothers out of fear, pretty sure I annoy them too. I really wish I could see you ~ luv Mom XOXO
Posted by CLARISSA MILLER on 10th November 2011
This is a really nice memorial your mom's got going here buddy, helps us all to drop you a line and probably good for her to see some of us will ever forget...You were a special young man that we miss dearly. Wow you would've been 21 this week, that's amazing! We think of you often and talk about the memories. You will always be loved at the Miller house!
Posted by Mary Carskadon on 9th November 2011
this website is so wonderful to keep such precious memories alive and well in our hearts! Yes!! Happy Birthday to Austin! Makes us all aware of what we do to make a difference in our lives everyday we share this gift of LIFE!! Rhauny....you find joy today in what you have done as a mother to some incredible young men! not to mention ALL those you have loved and cared for,,you are a winner
Posted by Nancy Estergard on 9th November 2011
Happy birthday Austin. Wish you and Mark were here to celebrate it with your family and mine. Mum misses you. Although we never met face to face I feel like I know you. Please give Mark a hug from me. We love you boys and miss you terribly.
Posted by Tim Burrows on 9th November 2011
Happy Birthday budda I miss you
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 9th November 2011
Hey sweet baby boy...Today you would be 21! I sure wish I could sit next to a fire and throw back a cold one as promised but life had other plans ~ Wherever you are I surely hope you know I love you and everyday is a struggle for my heart but I will continue on in your memory. Happy 21st birthday my sweet boy! Luv, Mum ~
Posted by Shella Graham on 3rd April 2011
i cant believ its bin 2 year! =[ miss u i left balllons on ur grave form me and the boys there black and red!
Posted by Tim Burrows on 1st April 2011
I miss you every day I love you Austin!!
Posted by Mary Carskadon on 1st April 2011
This will always be a special day to remember what a dear life means to friends and family...hug your kids today!! I HUG YOU TODAY RHONDA, MICHAEL, GAVIN, RICK ! WE LOVE YOU
Posted by Nancy Estergard on 1st April 2011
Austin I have come to know you through your wonderful mother. I know you are up there with my son Mark watching over all of us. Your mom and I are kindred souls. Hug Mark for me and let him know I miss him as much as much as she misses you.
Posted by Mary Carskadon on 28th January 2011
What a wonderful way to remember Austin and let this amazing "Military Family" be reminded that Austin will NEVER be forgotten! so proud of all of you!!!!!
Posted by Michelle Walther on 28th January 2011
I will never forget you Austin, you made summer school a blast and forestry one of my favorite classes...I'm working hard like to told me too, I always will...
Posted by Shella Graham on 25th January 2011
made some bad choices but im making my life better and i hope and wish those others will also. sometimes i just cry wishing we could turn back time when everything was good again. you are truly missed more that u would prob think. ill be leaving another ballon on ur grave singed by all of us i have done its every year and also on ur birthday. we love and miss u
Posted by Shella Graham on 25th January 2011
Austin, Soon it will be 2 years since you have passed. i cant believe it has bin that long it dont seem it at all sometime it just seems like your a call away i know we all wish you were. so much has hapened in the past 2 years some for the good and some for the bad you think that(ur friends)would learn from what happend& make better choices but no most of them have gotten worse i know i have
Posted by Jessica Everson on 3rd December 2010
Austin you are sooo very missed by so many. you left us way to soon...only hope kids learn something from your passing. your mom misses you everyday! she is a great lady you were very lucky to have her. You are forever in our hearts!
Posted by Nancy Estergard on 14th November 2010
Austin I only know you through your Mom but I know you are amazing. There will always be a place in my heart for you. Your mom is amazing. My son Mark is there too. Please tell him how much I love and miss him and that I'm trying to make sure his son is okay. Please take care of each other for us.
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 9th November 2010
Happy Birthday Austin ! Although you are not here in body, I know deep inside my HEART that you are here in heart, spirit and soul! Today I celebrate your day with maple donuts and tootsie rolls =o) just as if you were here! not a moment goes by that we don't all miss you deeply! you would have been 20... missin you Today no less than yesterday or tomorrow. LUV MUM
Posted by Rhonda Green on 8th November 2010
Time goes by, birthdays pass, new memories made, old memories last. You will not diminish you will not fade your love is here to keep us safe. When I'm sad and feeling blue my face still smiles when I think of you. Laughing, joking and ribbing away, a tool you'd picked up day by day. You learned from the best your family and friends. A loving man until the very end. I Love and miss you!
Posted by Brandon Paape on 3rd October 2010
"Hey there Bro.... Just was thinking about you a lot lately and your Mum told me about this website that i could come in and leave you a hello. Man oh man do i miss you so damn much brother i cant even explain how much i miss you Austin,. I am moving to Sacramento, CA on monday and i just wanted you to know so you could watch over me while im down there." I love you Austin Buddy!
Posted by Brittney Black on 26th September 2010
bub, i love and miss you... tonight im going to sit down and leave you a message okay. until than watch over us please. we need you! brittney nicole <3
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 6th August 2010
Austin, The dream was right on and he is ok ~ He is beginning to smile again you were right! Thank you I am happy!
Posted by Mary Carskadon on 23rd July 2010
With tears....there is still power in Austin's life! may we all be so loved by a mother!
Posted by Tim Burrows on 18th July 2010
You were in my Dreams Buddha. Thank you I miss you and will cherish you forever!!!!
Posted by CLARISSA MILLER on 13th July 2010
Hey baby boy...We know your watching down on us and you feel our hearts break because we miss you, but you also know we're all ok. we'll keep the pictures and memories close & you keep smiling! miss u
Posted by James Russell on 1st April 2010
hey burrows man i cant believe its been a year well we can finally sleep with justice on our side i love you bro and still think about you everyday u will always have a place in my heart-James russell
Posted by Brianne Freund on 31st March 2010
Wow I cant believe it has been a year. Miss you and love you lots!!!
Posted by Jaclene Clark on 31st March 2010
Austy! I can't believe that tomorrow you will have been with Papa for one year. I miss you so much. The times we shared were ones for the ages. I love you.
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 31st March 2010
Hey Austin, 1 year ago today @ 9:47pm I spoke to you for the last time, my heart breaks. I miss you terribly and truly never thought I would be without you. What am I suppose to do without you? xoxo
Posted by Becca Green on 24th March 2010
Just went and visited you and Papa. I miss our adventure walks at Papas with the family.. in my thoughts everyday. Love you
Posted by Bryson Burrows on 25th February 2010
i will always miss you cus with all the good times that we had i will always will love you in my hart forever
Posted by Heather Cole on 10th November 2009
Hey Austin, You are loved & missed & I remember you from a little boy. You are never 4gotten & always missed & as the Lord promised us to keep you safe in Heaven. Luv Aunt Heather
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 9th November 2009
Today it would have been your 19th bday! Today I grieve for you when I should be joyous, making your Banana creme pie, you favorite Dinner, stressing out on what to get you for a gift, uggg I love u!
Posted by Shella Graham on 22nd October 2009
miss u 4 ever and always austin.. always in my thoughts
Posted by Veronica Cagg on 22nd October 2009
I will always miss you and love you. Forever in my heart. iloveyou. (:
Posted by Rhauny Cline on 22nd October 2009
I will love you and miss you for ever. Gone Too Soon Son.

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