Marie passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the age of 85. She was born April 6, 1929, to parents Bernice (Roser) and William M. Austin. She lived her entire life south of Roseburg, Oregon, where she was born. She graduated from Roseburg High School.
Marie especially enjoyed growing flowers and making flower arrangements. She worked with her parents at the Fern Florist in Roseburg and managed the store for several years.
Marie’s life was greatly enriched by her church family at the West Side Christian Church. She was active in the women’s groups’ at the church. She was always available to help with flower arrangements for church activities.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents and brother, William Bill Austin. She is survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy, nephew Bruce and Niece Susan Sonka. A memorial service will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Westside Christian Church on Harvard Avenue in Roseburg, Oregon.