Austin Lee Carey, 29, passed away June 18, 2020 in Jerome, Idaho. He was born April 12, 1991 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Michael and Margie Carey, both of Indiana. After graduating high school, Austin obtained certification in Orlando, Florida as a Personal Trainer.
Austin was an avid base jumper, traveling the world and setting records with the highest exit point at Mt. Whitney, California. Following an accident and an incredible recovery, Austin became an outspoken advocate and public speaker for athletes with spinal cord injuries. He founded the organization PARA/ALPINIST and encouraged countless others to follow their passion. Austin shared many of his experiences on YouTube and loved connecting with fellow jumpers.
In addition to base jumping, Austin was an accomplished wing suit jumper, and excelled at snowboarding and skateboarding. When he could hold still long enough, Austin enjoyed writing and journaling.
Austin was preceded in death by his father, Michael; maternal grandparents, Caleb and Duetta Davis; paternal grandfather, William J. Carey and step grandmother, Isabelle Carey.
He is survived by his mother, Margie Carey of Indiana; the love of his life, Crys Souza of Brazil; brother, Ryan Carey of Indiana; grandmother, Marilyn Howard Carey of California; and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date in Indiana.
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**Austin's Record Setting Summit to Mt. Whitney
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