Louise Austin

Obituary of Louise Y. Austin

Smethport - Louise Y. Austin, 92, of Smethport, died Wednesday (February 13, 2019) in the UPMC-Kane Hospital.


She was born April 26, 1926 in Smethport, a daughter of George and Ellanora MartinYoung.  In 1942, she married Lowell Austin, Sr., who died in November, 1961.


Mrs. Austin attended Smethport schools and worked as a baker at the former Market Basket store in Smethport.


She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Smethport and was a longtime member of the E.C.W. (Episcopal Christian Women’s Club).


She is survived by:

Four daughters: Helen (Ralph) Dickinson, Marlene (Paul) Conn and Ethel (Tom) Coldren, all of Smethport, and Cynthia (Mike) Longstaff of Port Allegany.

9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Hubbard, a son, Lowell Austin, Jr., one grandson, one brother, George Young, and one sister, Della Johnson.


A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24th, at 1 PM in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Smethport, with Deacon Deb Cavagnaro, officiating.  Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Smethport.  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

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