1950 - 2023
Steven Chester Austin, of Yuba City, CA, passed away on February 15, 2023, after a 12 year battle with prostate cancer. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. Through his 12 year battle with cancer, Steve never lost his wit or sense of humor and kept his family smiling and laughing.
Steve was born on December 15, 1950, to Chester and Marilyn Austin in Blue Island, IL. He graduated from DD Eisenhower Highschool in 1969. He went on to join the Air Force in 1971.
Steve met his wife, Lynn Sneed in 1965. They attended high school together and were married in 1972. They have four children; Erin, Amy, Andrea and Matthew.
Steve retired from the Air Force in 1991, spending 15 of his 20 years at Beale AFB with the SR-71 simulator and 2 years in Iceland with the F-4 simulator. He went on to work with Flight Safety and Boeing with the KC-10 simulator. He retired from Flight Safety in 2013.
Steve loved coaching his girls in softball and his son in baseball. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, spending time at his vacation home in Loreto, Baja, riding UTV's, traveling with his wife and their friends, watching sports and enjoying his beer.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Marilyn Austin. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; his daughter, Erin (Jason) Littlepage and their daughters, Malia, Marina and Makayla; his daughter, Amy (Nick) Chavez and their sons, Colton and Caden; his daughter, Andrea (Mac) Siller, and their children, Jonathan, Logan and Kayley; his son, Matthew (Kelley) Austin, and their daughters, Evelyn and Emelia; his three sisters, Deborah Cauley, Joan (Tom) Dorn, and Christine Doberstein; and many nieces and nephews.
Steve's Celebration of Life Service will be on Thursday, February 23, 2023, 10 am at Hope Point Nazarene Church, 600 N. George Washington Blvd., Yuba City, CA.
A private burial will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetary in Dixon, CA.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children in memory of Steve.