Anna Belle Daily Austin

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Anna Belle Daily Austin, 93, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2014. Born in Big Springs, Texas on June 9, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Stephen Paul Daily and Martha Emma Scholz Daily. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Dr. Dale James Austin; 8 brothers and sisters, including her twin, and 3 grandchildren. Mrs. Austin was a 1940 graduate of Santa Rosa School of Nursing in San Antonio, TX. She and her husband raised their three children in Dallas, TX. She was very active in both the local and state Medical Societies where she held various offices. She was a member of the Dallas Country Club and the Dallas Women's Club. She and Dale retired to the Hills of Lakeway in Austin, Texas, where she was a member of the Hills of Lakeway Country Club and a devoted member of Emmaus Catholic Church, until she moved to Asheville in 2012. Anna Belle was a beautiful, kind and gracious woman. She will be remembered by a multitude of family and friends, from Texas to South Africa, for her love of bridge, bingo, golf, flowers, the Texas Rangers, the Catholic church and her family, but especially for her constant smile, infectious laugh, beautiful hair, and twinkly blue eyes. Anna Belle is survived by her daughter, Sharon Austin Miller (Hezzy) of Asheville, NC; her sons William James Austin (Elida) of Menard, TX and Robert Dale Austin of Creede, CO; 7 grandchildren: Meredith Austin Miller Rutter (Brother) of Virginia Beach, VA; Jason Austin (Jamie) of Austin, TX; Eric Austin of Menard, TX; Lindsay Austin-Forbes (Jake) of Austin, TX; and Natalie, Travis and Blair Austin of Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa; 5 great-grandchildren: Carter and Austin Rutter, Ethan Austin and Brandon, Shy Ann and Corbin Forbes; as well as 22 loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the professional and compassionate caregivers at the Deerfield Retirement Community in Asheville, NC. A celebration of Anna Belle's life will be held on Sunday, February 9th at 2pm at the Health Care Chapel in Skilled Nursing at Deerfield Retirement Community. A second memorial service will be held in Austin, Texas at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the giver's charity of choice. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Austin family for your loss. Even though I didn’t know Anna personally, without a doubt she will be truly missed! I enjoy sharing the Bibles comforting promises, regarding death and the hope for our dead loved ones, which provides us with comfort-Rom 15:4, 2 Cor. 1:3, 4!
    Jehovah God (Ps 83:18), promises to bring to nothing the enemy of us all: Death-1 Cor. 15:26! Can you imagine that? That verse helps us to appreciate that there will be a victory over death. One day soon we won’t hear of no one dying, no obituaries or funerals! That will be a wonderful time!
    Jehovah also provides a hope for our dead loved ones! By him sending his son Jesus Christ to the earth to die for us, and then resurrecting him back to heaven, this opened a way for us to be reunited with our loved ones, by means of a resurrection hope-John 3:16, John 5:28, 29! By Jehovah giving the keys of death and the grave to Jesus, one day Jesus will call out to our loved ones, just like he did with his close friend Lazarus who had been dead for four days, and tell them, to come on out-Rev 1:18, Luke 11:17-45! How overjoyed we will be!
    Please feel free to email me if you have any questions at: May your family be comforted!

  2. I knew Anna Belle as a member of the money-counting team at Emmaus Catholic Parish in Lakeway. We loved her dearly and I can always remember her sweetness and her ‘sassiness’! She was a true gem.
    I will forever remember her comment one morning to another member, ‘well, Joe, what do you think that stock market is up to? I keep watching it and trying to figure out what it will do next’ – mind you, Anna Belle was 89 about to turn 90 at the time…what a sharp lady. She never ceased to amaze me and to make me laugh with that twinkle in her eye.

  3. I knew Anna Belle in Dallas when I was a sorority pledge sister of her daughter Sharon. I was very far from home, and the Austins welcomed me into their home many times for overnights, dinners, and brunches with Sharon. She was such a lovely, warm, and genteel lady, with a great sense of humor. My sympathies and love to Sharon and all your family.

  4. The world has lost a gentle and gracious lady. Anna Belle will be remembered with great fondness by our Emmaus Catholic Parish community. Though we mourn her loss, we cherish the precious memories. Jane Heckler, Emmaus Catholic Parish.

  5. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Death itself is an enemy to all mankind when it touches you personally .. The Bible brings comfort at John 5:28,29 & Psalms 55:22 ‘Throw your burden upon God & he will sustain you.’

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