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Austin Luke Adams July 28, 1982 - July 9, 2021

July 28, 1982 – July 9, 2021

Austin Luke Adams was born July 28, 1982, at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock and died on July 9, 2021 in Modesto.  His life was cut short by random gun violence.

Austin is survived by his parents Alan and Beth Adams, his two brothers Andrew and Anthony (Melissa), and his treasured grandmother Elvira Englund.

Austin was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, two uncles, two cousins and his maternal grandfather Luther Englund.

Austin valued life, even when it wasn’t smooth. He was proud of graduating from Turlock High School and his time working for a dairy, the concrete company, and T.I.D. He loved Angel Island, Pismo Beach, Lake Tahoe, bowling, poetry and helping others with handyman or mechanic tasks or by hauling things in his trailer for them.

Austin was a loyal friend and valued friends deeply. He was gentle, kind and compassionate. He will be greatly missed by them and his cousins, aunts and uncle.

Austin loved having a condo and was conscious of anyone he saw as less fortunate or disrespected.  Please consider charities such as The Salvation Army or Off Center Thrift & Gift in his name in lieu of flowers.

Thank you to all of you who were so significant to Austin. His love was real.

A family gathering was held on July 11th celebrating Austin’s life. A private formal memorial will held for interment at a future date.

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  1. Betty Hedstrom says

    My heart bleeds for this dear respected family . God knows our mind & heart . Thank God for His never ending love & strength . Sincerely , Betty Hedstrom

  2. Pamela Wood-Rinkus says

    Holding your family in my thoughts and heart. It’s so very clear how much Austin was loved.

  3. Tim & Tracy Van Fleet says

    Austin had such a kind soul. When he worked at TID and every other time we saw him , he always greeted us with such a genuine smile. To talk to him was to immediately like him. We are so deeply sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts.

  4. Marti Brown says

    My heart breaks for you all. I will always remember Austin as the sweet elementary school boy with the beautiful smile and kind heart who helped Toni celebrate her birthday at the Winchester Mystery House. Hugs and prayers being sent.

  5. Betsy May says

    I didn’t know Austin, but I feel as though I did from the thoughtful and loving tribute to a life well-lived. Sending caring thoughts to all who did know him and loved him.

  6. Roberta Walker says

    I can feel the love that went into creating this wonderful tribute. It makes me feel like I knew him. Sending a heart full of love to his family.

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