Austin Spencer ’42 was born in Mountain View in 1918 to Herbert Joseph Spencer and Maud Louise Spencer; he was the youngest of five children, all of whom are deceased. He is survived by his spouse, Eleanor, and his two daughters, Paulette and Suzette. Austin was a proud member of the Palo Alto Elks lodge for 73 years as well as a member and the president of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce from 1968 to 1969. He joined the Mountain View Rotary in 1951, serving as an active member in the banking and savings group and continuing into his retirement. He retired from the Mountain View Branch of Wells Fargo Bank, where he was an officer for 30 years. In the early 1900s his family worked as merchants on Castro Street, owning McDonald and Burk Blacksmith and Mountain View Ice, where he worked as a boy. Austin died peacefully at his home in Mountain View on Nov. 19, 2015. He was 97.

08 Nov 2018