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Olive Kees Austin

May 15, 1938 — October 15, 2022

Olive Kees Austin

Olive "Honey" Austin, 84, passed away in her home-away-from-home at the Heritage Point Memory Care facility of Oklahoma City. She was born to Elisabeth and Paul Kees May 15,1938 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She attended Barstow School for Young Ladies in Kansas City, Kansas. On the KU campus, she met and married the love of her life Jerry Austin on June 7, 1958. She followed Jerry and his career with the Fleming Companies from Topeka, Kansas to Oklahoma City, to Philadelphia, to San Francisco making OKC their final residence. Though she obtained her Master of Psychology, her career was as a professional corporate wife and volunteer in whichever community she lived. She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She was a sustaining member of the Junior League. Olive Austin dedicated numerous hours to her churches and her children's schools. She proudly served on the OKC Zoo Trust assisting the zoo in erecting the many bronze animal statues there. She was an accredited transcriptionist for the Library of Congress. She was also a suicide counselor and a counselor for the juvenile court. She and Jerry traveled the world alone and coordinating trips with their many friends. One of their favorite venues was Istanbul, Turkey where she would see her beloved extended family, Ipek and Onder Evrenol and their daughters, Yasemin, Melis and Ebru. She was an avid reader, gamer, knitter and cook. She had the naughtiest sense of humor that coupled with her ladylike personality added a real punch to the joke. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved sister-in-law (Carol Holloman), brother-in-law (Billy Lowe) and devoted husband and best friend (Jerry Austin). She is survived by her sister (Lida Lowe), her brother-in-law (Virgil Holloman) her favorite son (Paul Austin), her favorite daughter (Kathy Austin Pendarvis) and the one who gave her great joy and the name Honey, her grandson (Austin Price Pendarvis). Paul, Kathy, and Austin would like to thank her family at Heritage Point, her many caregivers, hospice nurses, and all who have kept her in their prayers. A graveside service and celebration of her life will be at 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 21st at Memorial Park Cemetery, 13400 N. Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City.
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