Austyn Louise Halter

Published 3:13 pm Monday, August 7, 2017

1/20/13 ~ 8/4/17

Our miracle girl, Austyn Louise Halter, age 4, died in the loving arms of her parents at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN on Friday August 4, 2017 at 9:16pm. After a courageous two year battle with a rare form of leukemia, she passed gently into the arms of Jesus, surrounded by family.

Austyn, born January 20, 2013, is the daughter of Joshua and Sarah Halter. She was the answer to their prayers. She enjoyed spending time with her family, singing, dancing, painting, shopping, Starbucks coffee, watching movies, and dressing up as her favorite princess or superhero. She was a “Mommy” to many dolls, and loved to pretend that she was a nurse. She even said that’s what she wanted to be when she grew up. During her short time on earth, she touched thousands of hearts with her unwavering strength, bravery, and her contagious smile. Austyn loved to love, and was loved by all. She will be greatly missed.

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She is survived by her parents Joshua and Sarah Halter; her grandparents Michael and Jennifer Olson, Harold Halter, and Robert and Johanna Taggart; great grandparents Ed Roddy and Helen Olson; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held at Clayton-Thompson Funeral Home in Groves, TX, on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 3p.m.until 9p.m; with a Memorial Service from 7p.m. – 8p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday August 10, 2017 at 12 p.m. at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in Beaumont, TX. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, TX immediately following the funeral mass, under the direction of Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Please join Sarah, Josh, and family for a gathering at Beau Reve in Port Arthur, TX after funeral and burial services.

Memorials may be sent in Austyn’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, or a foundation of your choice supporting childhood cancer and cancer research.

Sarah and Josh would like to thank the doctors and staff at Texas Children’s Hospital and at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for their incredible care provided to Austyn and the entire family. The family appreciates all prayers and concerns extended during this difficult time. #AustynStrong #ForeverFour.