Austin Valentine Jones was born on October 13, 1989. He left us on January 11, 2020. Austin came into this world much in the same way he left it - under the protective light of a beautiful full moon. Austin has always been everything to us, and this life will not be the same without him. He brought an abundance of love, joy, laughter, adventure, and pets into our lives. Austin made friends everywhere he went, and he was always willing to help someone in need. He would give you the shirt off his back and the last dollar in his wallet. We are truly honored that we were his parents. \r\n\r\nAustin enjoyed being in the mountains, especially with his grandpa. Austin idolized his grandpa, and together they enjoyed wood cutting, hiking, exploring, and skiing. They had already been able to ski together this season, and we are so grateful they had one last run together. During our next runs, Austin will be unseen, but always by our sides. Austin loved his family. He was extremely close to his uncles, who were more like brothers to him. He looked up to them. Austin loved growing his beard bigger and longer than theirs, and then rubbing it in. We have not seen him without his signature beard since he graduated from high school. \r\n\r\nAustin loved children. He was so good with them, and they loved him in return. He always wanted to be a father, and was lucky enough to be an honorary father for a short time to Aleena. They had a close bond and Austin taught her to ski, camp, and have fun. He cherished every minute he spent with her. To this day, he has a letter and picture in his wallet that she wrote for him. He talked about her all the time and loved her like she was his own.\r\n\r\nAustin loved being with his friends. Whether it was motorcycle riding, racing cars, shooting, football games, video games, ghost hunting or just getting into trouble, Austin never had a dull moment. We know Austin will be missed deeply by his friends. \r\n\r\nAusitn had a deep love for animals, and brought home many dogs that needed love. He leaves behind three fur babies that are well-loved and already missing him -- Kevlar, Jones, and Hana. He entered heaven surrounded not only by family but the fur babies that passed on before him: Romeo; Rosco; Haley; Zoe; Youji, Spartan; Missy Kitty; Peanut; Parker; and Nos. \r\n \r\nAustin is survived by his loving parents, Kim and Lee DeWitt; grandparents, Mark and Karen Jones; and Patricia Klint; uncles and aunts, Doug (Wendy) Jones; Peter Jones; David (Elissa) Jones; Kris (Prae) Jones; Nick (Melinda) Jones; Marcy (Worth) Peterson; Ingrid (Michelle) Brusseau.; and many cousins, great aunts and uncles, and friends. Austin now is able to meet with and get to know his other family, Henry and Walker Klint. He had only met them a few times here on earth. \r\n\r\nA memorial to celebrate Austin’s life will be held at the Wheeler Farm Activity Barn on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please bring a memory, story, adventure or favorite photo of Austin. We would love to know more about his life and fun times - it will help keep his memory alive and help us to laugh and smile. Journals will be available at the memorial or you may email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.\r\n\r\nThe family would like to give special thanks to the Murray City Emergency and Police Departments for their kindness, respect and calming care they provided to us. Austin’s last wish was to be an organ donor. His selfless gift will help others to enjoy their life and give them hope. To learn more about organ donation, please visit yesutah.org.