Austin Crenshaw, adventurer, animal lover, cyclist, and all around amazing gentleman died during a bike ride in the Columbia River Gorge at the age of 37. He was doing an activity he loved and surrounded by people who loved him.
Austin is survived by his beloved life partner Reagan Ellis, mother Judy Crenshaw and husband Wilson Brooks, father Winfred Crenshaw and wife Dana, brother Nathan Crenshaw and wife Monica, half-brothers Jeff and Ryan Crenshaw, step-brother Tim Brooks, step-sister Terry Miller, grandmother Joyce Teague, nieces Davis and Frankie Crenshaw, nephew Caden Crenshaw, and puppy Abel.
Austin was born on September 2, 1977 in Plano, Texas to Judy and Winn Crenshaw. He began using a pushbike to meet neighbors at young age, and never stopped rolling and socializing. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering. After moving to Atlanta, Austin began working for Verizon as an engineer. His job sent him all over the world, but he eventually decided that Portland Oregon was the place for him, and he and Reagan drove across the country with their dog Buckley to plant roots among the trees and mountains and lakes and oceans all three of them loved so much.
While eager to pursue and excel at any activity (skateboarding, drumming, activism), Austin was most recently at home on a bike and he rode every chance he got. He was a gifted athlete and a trusted cycling partner, always available for a ride, and always willing to stop mid ride to appreciate the world around him.
A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday July 1st at 3pm at Holman’s with a reception to follow. Dylan Robbins will officiate the ceremony. If you know Austin, knew of Austin, or just appreciate that Austin changed so many peoples lives for the better, feel free to attend and celebrate Austin’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either the Northwest Trail Alliance or Dove Lewis Animal Hospital.
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Time: 01:00 pm
End Time: 03:00 pm
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