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Tracey Austin passed away at age 55 on Friday, August 15th, after a long battle with cancer. Calling hours will be Tuesday, August 19th from 6pm to 8pm. Her funeral will be at St. John Neumann’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 20th at 2pm.
Tracey was born in Bethesda, Maryland, to James and Susan Wirths. She did most of her growing up in Keene, New Hampshire. She graduated from Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, Maine with a BA in Accounting and Business. She took pride in being a part of the Junior League of Jacksonville; where she was the visitation supervisor for abused children, treasurer of the largest fundraiser, and chair of JL headquarters. She was a part of several organizations, and also participated in volunteer work. She spent a lot of time volunteering for The Lydia Project, a cancer awareness organization, where she made hand-sewn purses for women undergoing chemo. She also started her own…

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  • Born on November 23
  • Joined November 7, 2009

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soft cotton interlock knit jersery fabric, and moisture wicking fabric, polar fleece

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Tracey Austin passed away at age 55 on Friday, August 15th, after a long battle with cancer. Calling hours will be Tuesday, August 19th from 6pm to 8pm. Her funeral will be at St. John Neumann’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 20th at 2pm.
Tracey was born in Bethesda, Maryland, to James and Susan Wirths. She did most of her growing up in Keene, New Hampshire. She graduated from Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, Maine with a BA in Accounting and Business. She took pride in being a part of the Junior League of Jacksonville; where she was the visitation supervisor for abused children, treasurer of the largest fundraiser, and chair of JL headquarters. She was a part of several organizations, and also participated in volunteer work. She spent a lot of time volunteering for The Lydia Project, a cancer awareness organization, where she made hand-sewn purses for women undergoing chemo. She also started her own successful online business called The Pink Scarab— a scarab having the symbolic meaning of hope— where she sold comfortable hand-sewn hats, through Etsy, for people that are experiencing hair loss during chemotherapy. Tracey also loved watching NASCAR, bird watching in her backyard, and going on walks with her husband to hunt down golf balls around her neighborhood’s golf course.
Tracey was survived by a large loving family; her husband Peter, daughters Kate (18) and Evelyn (14), brothers James, Matthew, and Andrew, and her parents James and Susan. She will be missed, but continued to be loved.
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Hi and welcome to my Etsy shop, The Pink Scarab, where wonderfully comfortable chemo hats are handmade with cotton jersey fabrics as well as moisture wicking material, in several styles.

My name is Tracey and I am a Stay-At-Home-Mom to two beautiful daughters and I have a very loving and supportive husband and I have to say, he is my BIGGEST cheerleader! We lead a busy life here in Blythewood, SC, just outside of the state capital of Columbia, SC.

About eight years ago, I had my first breast cancer diagnosis. Oddly enough, I found the lump as I was putting on my seatbelt! My course of treatment was 6 rounds of chemo, a lumpectomy and 6 weeks of radiation. I lost all my hair from the chemotherapy and the chemo also brought on menopause and those dreaded hot flashes! I found the quickest way to cool off from a hot flash was to pop off my wig or chemo cap but chills quickly followed. This is how the idea of having a moisture wicking cap came into being!

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