Dustin Sean Conley

Published 3:17 pm Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dustin Sean Conley passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the age of 30.  He was born on August 10, 1984 in Port Arthur, Texas to Paul and Dale Conley. Dustin attended Westwood High School in Austin, Texas but relocated to Victoria, Texas where he graduated from Memorial High School in 2003.  He was on the track teams at both Westwood and Memorial High School.  He participated in numerous triathlons and marathons in and around Austin.

He enlisted in the Navy and served 6 years.  He graduated from the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command and was a nuclear reactor operator on a fast-attack submarine.  He was stationed in both San Diego, CA and Groton, Connecticut.  He received an honorable discharge from the Navy on August 14, 2010 and was currently attending The Art Institute of Austin to become an animator.

Dustin was an avid sailor, hang glider, scuba diver, snow boarder, rock climber and backpacker.  He loved the outdoors and camping with friends and his dog, Winston.  He enjoyed scuba diving in Hawaii, Bahamas, Cozumel, and many other places. He graduated from Kitty Hawk School for hang gliding and loved flying around with the birds.   He had lots of adventures, as a submariner he circumnavigated the world and broke through the polar ice cap.   He completed a motorcycle trip from coast to coast and back again.  As a backpacker, he had hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Maroon Bells in Colorado and most recently, the northern portion of the Pacific Crest Trail more commonly known, as the PCT.  He loved karaoke, singing with his friends and brother.

He is survived by his parents Paul and Dale Conley of Leander, his brother Nick Conley of Redwood City, California, and his grandmother, Rena Veillon of Orange, Texas as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends all around the world.

He never met a stranger and would help any one that needed help. A celebration of his life was held on May 31, 2015. To further honor Dustin the family asks for everyone reading this to go out and do a good deed for someone in need. It is what he always did and we would appreciate it being carried on in his name and memory. It is what he would have wanted. He is at peace.