Nada Alleane (Newton) Austin was born on May 1, 1927 in Cross Cut, Texas to Anderson J. and Etta (Davis) Newton. She attended business college following graduation from high school and was later married to Dr. Robert F. Austin in San Antonio on May 16, 1953. He preceded her in death in 1970. She had lived in Bangs since 1966 moving from Denison following a short time in Missouri. She retired as a tax assessor for the Brown County Appraisal District in 1999. She was a member of the Mary Garland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the China Painters Association of Texas and the First Christian Church of Brownwood. She was an avid bridge player and loved to china paint, garden, and can food. She is survived by a daughter, Carrie Austin and husband Buck Jones of Rochelle; two sons, Dr. Stephen Austin and wife Kay of McKinney and David Austin and wife Cyd of Sachse; three step-children, Marilyn Austin of Georgetown, Kathleen Boulding of Carlsbad, N. M., and Dr. Robert Austin II and wife Janet of Plano; five grandchildren, Carisha Kennedy, Kathryn Austin, Patrick Tharp and wife Brieanne, Sarah Austin and Benjamin Austin; two step-grandchildren, Taylor Jones and Zachary Jones; and great-grandchildren, Jessica Foster, Kelcy Merritts, and Matthew Merritts; brother, A. J. Newton of Thrifty. Also several nieces and nephews including Johnny Salter, Paul Newton, Rick Newton, Justin Newton, Terry Newton, Brent Newton, Mark Newton, and Cindy Shaw. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Felicia Salter and Helen Wilson.