GAY ANN AUSTIN February 16, 1935 - August 1, 2015 Gay Ann Austin passed into the Lords embrace on August 1 at home after a heroic battle with breast cancer. Gay is survived by her husband of 37 years, James "Kimo" Austin, her four children, Kris McGee, Kelli MacDonald, Siana Austin Hunt and Jimmy Austin as well as their spouses and 9 grandchildren. Gay grew up with her parents Marjorie and Ray Fewell alongside her siblings Bonnie Link (deceased), twin sister, May Balding and younger brother Mike Fewell in Temple City, California. She attended Temple City Jr. High and Pasadena City College and enjoyed the idyllic farm life of rural California all the while nurturing her passion for adventure and excitement. An avid athlete Gay excelled in competitive water skiing, tennis, volleyball and paddle tennis. Following her sense of adventure and twin sister she moved to Hawaii in 1972 and added to her passions the beach and ocean sports whereupon she met her athletic match in Kimo Austin at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Together they embraced new frontiers in paddle boarding, canoe paddling, running marathons, skeet shooting and swimming. She loved to be involved in a myriad of activities, among her favorites were membership at the Outrigger Canoe Club, First Presbyterian Church and Daughters of Hawaii. She was a board Member of Hawaii Theatre and a dedicated 30 year volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. As a sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend Gay set the bar at an all time high. To know Gay was to love her, and be loved by her. She cherished and adored her family and countless friends. Gay was steadfast in her faith and secure in knowing that we will all be together again one day. Until then a hui hou. A celebration of life will take place at the Outrigger Canoe Club at 8:00am, Friday August 14th. In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made payable to Make-A-Wish Hawaii; 223 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 to support local keiki with a life-threatening medical condition.
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