Austin was a very bright young man. When he was five he found an interest in chess. Within a very short period of time he was entering tournaments with kids his own age and usually was in the top of his group. As a young man he was an avid reader going from one series of books to the next. In the sixth grade he developed a passion for basketball, playing continuously on various teams through his graduation from high school. As an adult his interest turned to plumbing and working towards his goal of one day running the family business. Austin, the man, was compassionate and very sensitive to other people’s needs. He was always there to lend a hand. He was a beautiful person both on the surface and from within. Although Austin left us before he could fulfill his dreams, we know nothing would have made him happier than to be able to help bring hope and comfort to someone in need. Copper For Kids is an opportunity to keep Austin’s memory alive through a child who may otherwise have no direction or chance of a normal childhood.
It is with a deep sorrow we update you on arrangements made on behalf of Austin Barker, son of President Mike & Brenda Barker, PHCC of California and PHCC Orange, Riverside & San Bernardino.
Funeral services will be held:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Viewing at 10:00 AM
Services at 12:00 with reception to follow
1250 E. Heim Avenue
Orange, CA 92865
About Austin Barker:
In lieu of flowers, Mike & Brenda Barker have established:
c/o PHCC of California Education Foundation
1820 Tribute Road, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95815
916-925-7390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds will be donated 100% to either Copper for Kids/Sierra Forever Families or the local association chapter office supporting Copper for Kids in your area.
Cards & remembrances may be sent to:
The Barker Family
5282 E. Rural Ridge Circle
Anaheim, CA 92807
Please join with us in supporting the Barker family in thoughts and prayers, that they be given courage, strength and peace to persevere through this unimaginably difficult time.
Executive Vice President
PHCC of California