Austin was born March 1, 1990, in Dallas, Texas. He loved his family and was constantly bragging about growing up among his 10 siblings.
Austin pursued everything with passion, with his greatest passion being mountain bike racing in which he won a state championship. The last four years Austin worked as an IT tech at Colter Bay Computers in Cody.
Austin was known and appreciated for encouraging and supporting everyone he came in contact with. His life purpose was to leave everyone with a smile, which he did.
Austin is survived by his grandpa Graham; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; his mother Nora and father Harry (Hal), his 10 siblings: Joshua, Charity (Todd) Podsednik, and their three children, Samantha, Jack and Oz, brother David, sister Elizabeth, brother Samuel and son Ethan, Echo (Justin) Kelly, and their two children Rory and Karly, brother Jesse, sister Hannah, brother Tim and brother Jon.
Austin would be humbled by the outpouring of love and gratitude toward him by his friends and extended family. His family is grateful for the support of love, thoughts, and prayers holding them all up during this time.
Austin is now rejoicing with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
There will be an open celebration of life on Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. at New Life Church at 185 South Tower Blvd (Road 10) in Powell. Friends and family are invited to attend and reflect on Austin’s legacy with his family and share a meal afterward.
An online memorial is available at www.ballardfh.com.