Janie Gustafson has passed away

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  1. ElginHotSausage

    ElginHotSausage 500+ Posts

    Janie Gustafson dies at 76

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 05:59 PM
    Janie Gustafson, the wife of former Texas Longhorns baseball coach Cliff Gustafson, died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. She was 76.

    Jann Shepperd, one of the Gustafsons’ two daughters, said her mother died at the couple’s home in Austin. She is survived by her husband; her daughters, Shepperd and Jill Balderama; and seven grandchildren. A son, Deron, died in 2008 after suffering from liver disease.

    Janie and Cliff Gustafson were married on Sept. 19, 1959. They met in San Antonio, where Janie was an elementary school teacher and Cliff was a high school baseball coach, Shepperd said. Janie Gustafson later taught at Crockett High School in Austin.

    Cliff Gustafson became the Longhorns’ head coach before the 1968 season. He led Texas to College World Series championships in 1975 and 1983 while compiling an overall record of 1,466-377.
    Visitation and Service info:The Link

    Visitation:
    Harrell Funeral Home
    4435 Frontier Trail
    Austin, TX 78745
    Sunday, December 30, 2012
    5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

    Service:
    Bethany Lutheran Church
    3701 West Slaughter Lane
    Austin, TX 78748
    Monday, December 31, 2012
    1:00 p.m.
     
  2. NBHorn7

    NBHorn7 Pimp Daddy

    Very sad to hear. Most of us know how much Coach Gus
    loved Janie. He didn't like taking long road trips with the team
    because of the time he would have to be away from her.
     
  3. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Condolences to Coach G and his family [​IMG]
     
  4. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  5. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    Hang in there coach, God Bless and hook em.
     

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