Corvallis - Austin James Wilson, 33, passed away at Community Hospital in Missoula, MT on December 27, 2019. He drifted into his afterlife very peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, after fighting a myriad of health issues for many years. He was an amazing person, loved and known in many facets—as a son, brother, cousin, grandson, nephew, and friend—but no matter the dynamic, he was a treasure in the lives he touched.
Austin was born on March 26, 1986 in Hamilton, MT. He was the first child born to Greg and Brianna Wilson. He graduated in 2004 from Corvallis High School, in Corvallis, MT. Austin was a natural athlete and enjoyed playing baseball, football, and participated in wrestling throughout his scholastic years. Outside of school, Aust was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and trapping with his beloved grandfather, the late Ronald Lewis. Riding motorcycles, fabricating in the welding shop, fixing up vehicles, and driving around with friends were some of the activities Austin enjoyed most. In high school, Austin got a job bussing tables at the Coffee Cup. He expanded to cooking and was known at his workplace for his positive attitude and great sense of humor.
Austin is not easily summarized, but he will be remembered for his rare, remarkable qualities. Austin was as kind-hearted and compassionate as they come. He had unparalleled strength, a lust for life, and was naturally talented at most things. Notably, Austin James Wilson had an unwavering loyalty to the people he cared about and a depth of love for family and friends that will forever be felt by those closest to him.
He is survived by his father (Greg Wilson), mother (Brianna Wilson), brother (Jacob Wilson), maternal grandmother (Charlene Lewis), paternal grandparents (Reginald and Mavis Wilson), as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends—all of whom he loved, dearly.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
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