ARLINGTON -- Stephanie Ann Austin, 60, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in Arlington. Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Fielder Road Baptist Church, 2011 S. Fielder Road, Arlington. Interment: Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to Mission Arlington, 210 W. South St., Arlington, Texas 76010, 817-277-6620. Stephanie was born June 23, 1951, in Dallas to Jack and Mary Strong Folta. She was a lifelong Arlington resident. Stephanie graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1969 and attended UTA. She was a pharmacy tech for many years at Page Drug, Fielder Park Pharmacy and most recently at Randol Mill Pharmacy. Stephanie formerly owned and operated Austin Jewelry. Stephanie was a coach's wife who opened her home and heart to so many. Her infectious smile, contagious laughter and motherly advice will be missed by all who knew her. Stephanie was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Folta, and brother, James Folta. Survivors: Husband of 41 years, Alan Austin; son, Michael Austin and wife, Nicky; grandchildren, Benjamin Alan Austin and Ella Rose Austin; father, Jack Folta; brother, Jay Folta; brother-in-law, John R. Austin; and nieces and nephews, Kristin Austin, Amanda Austin, Zach Folta, April Folta, Jamie Folta and Kelli Folta.

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  1. Alan, Michael and family, my heart is heavy since hearing this news of Stephanie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. May God give you peace and healing. Love, Bonnie

  2. It is with sadness that I learned of the passing of my neighbor, Stephanie Austin. Although I was not privileged to know her well, I was honored to know she and her family as residents here for many years. I send my sincere sympathy to her family. May God comfort and strengthen you as you mourn her loss.

  3. Dear Austin Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Stephanie was such a kind and loving person. I cannot think of a time when I entered Randol Mill Pharmacy that I did not hear her sweet voice. She always asked about my family and their well-being. I will miss seeing her sweet smile when I walk in the pharmacy as well as hearing her kind voice. May God be with your family in your time of need. Heaven is a better place with an angel like Stephanie. We will miss her dearly.

  4. To the Entire Austin Family ~
    Our hearts go out to you as you grieve the loss of Stephanie. The things I will remember most about Stephanie are her infectious personality, welcoming heart to all who met her and that loving and beautiful smile. I pray God gives you all strength to endure the rough times ahead and that amazing memories you shared as a family provide comfort and peace. We love you all dearly.

  5. Our hearts go out to the Austin family. I will never forget Stephanie’s smiling face and loving spirit during my tenure at Randol Mill Pharmacy. She was always a joy to be around. May God comfort, strengthen and keep you during your time of bereavement. Please know that your family will be in our prayers.

  6. Our memories go back to the days when Stephanie’s brother, Jimmy Folta was our daughter Lynn’s softball coach. She was always there encouraging him and the team. We later went on to see Allen as football coach for our sons, David, Bill and Mark and grandsons, David, Matt and Luke. Stephanie was always in the stands and had a hug for us after the game. What a precious remembrance. Our love goes out to the family. We will miss her. Dave and Judy Joeckel

  7. Al,Michael and family. I am shocked and sad to hear that Stephanie has passed away. May God grant you strengh as you enter into this time of mourning.

  8. I am sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful person. I will miss her smile and laughter.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord carry you in this time.

  9. Dear Alan , Mike & Family, We are so sad at the sudden loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Yours is a family rich in friends. As we send our condolences we will share our prayers for Stephanie and each of you.
    Eileen & Joe Primavera

  10. Alan and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Although miles have always been an obstacle, our family has always felt a closeness with our Texas family. I have only the fondest memories of Stephie and the many summers I spent at Aunt Mary and Uncle Jack’s house on Kelly St. Jimmy would lug me with him to the pool and Stephie would take me shopping. Her contagious personality and laugh will not be forgotten. When I entered the web-site and saw her photo it brought a smile to my face and tears to my eyes, I could almost hear that southern accent saying my name (Nita as she referred to me). I wish Terri and I could have made the trip for her services. Please know we love you all and will be thinking of you often.

    Anita

  11. Stephanie was one of the most marvelous people I have ever met. As a co-worker of my daughter (Areshanae) she befriended our entire family shorly after we moved to Arlington from California. I didn’t know there were still such open and warm hearted people. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all.

  12. Dear Alan,
    My condolences to you and your family, I was so sadden by the news of Stephannie’s passing. I have such fond memories of Stephanie, her laughter, her gift of making everyone feel so welcomed and her support for the kids and the community. Hoping your memories will help you during this time. I’m so sorry Alan, sending you love and prayers to you, Mike and your family…

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