Jane, Apologize for the delay in responding to your post in August of last year.If this answer duplicates someone else's earlier response, we're sorry.
Although we agree your uncle, Ralph Bickett AUSTIN, may well have died in Corning, Tehama county in February 1994 - we cannot find an obituary for him!We did find an obituary for his son, Robert Ralph AUSTIN who died at age 45 on 27 Dec 1991 in Brookings, OR and was buried at Eagle Point National Cemetery in White City, OR.At that time, the obituary states that Robert was survived by his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Austin of Rancho Tehama Reserve, [Corning P.O.]Tehama county, sister Valerie Williams of Oakland [Alameda county]; brothers William E. Austin of Beaverton, OR and Roy L. Austin of Red Bluff, Tehama county, CA.
Further data indicates there are only two other deceased with the surname of AUSTIN: a Catherine V. Austin who died 2 Feb 1999 and a Gladys Loraine (Austin) Southard, dau of Wm and Elisa Austin of Clarksville TX, b. 29 Jan 1921 and d. 8 Apr 1998.
TEHAMA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY Scott R. Scott Sherman, Genealogy chairman P O Box 415, Red Bluff CA 96080-0415 firstname.lastname@example.org