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Adam J Austin

Gresham, Oregon

July 18, 2012

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
28 Marine Cpl



Adam Joseph Austin
February 21, 1984 - July 18, 2012
Adam Joseph Austin, a resident of Gresham, Oregon, died on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Gresham. He was 28 years of age.

Adam was born on February 21, 1984 in Portland, Oregon and was the son of Kenneth and Julie (Brigham) Austin. He grew up in Portland, Boise and Seattle and returned to East County where he graduated from Centennial High School in 2002.
On July 26, 2002, he married his high school sweet heart, Tara Corder in Gresham, Oregon and three days later he entered the United States Marine Corps.

Adam was stationed at Camp Pendleton and later 29 Palms. He served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded various Campaign Medals, Conduct Medals and Citations for his exemplary service. He received an honorable discharge on December 14, 2011 at the rank of Corporal and returned to Gresham.

Adam had many hobbies. He enjoyed fishing, gold panning, locksmithing and wood working. He also had an interest in Law Enforcement and was working towards becoming a police officer. He had a big smile that matched his big heart. His family was important to him and so were his fellow Marines. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Adam is survived by his wife, Tara and their two daughters, Brooklynn and Abigail of Gresham, parents, Ken and Julie Austin of Damascus, brothers, Christopher Austin of Portland, Ryan Austin of Portland and Buddy Austin of Lake Oswego, his sister, Allyson Austin of Damascus and his grandmother, Jeannie Buss of Independence along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He is also survived by his Marine Corps Family.

Private services will be held. Please visit www.batemancarrollfunerals.com to share a story or memory about Adam with his family. Contributions may be made in memory of Adam to a memorial fund at US Bank under the name of Tara Austin. It has been set up for his two daughters. You may also make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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