Natalie E. Bryson

Civic leader Natalie Elizabeth (Duncan) Bryson passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at her home on the Hood Canal, in view of the Olympic Mountain Range, on June 19, 2018. For details about her life and accomplishments, click here.

Condolences may be sent to the Bryson Family, PO Box 2000, Silverdale, WA 98383-2000.

A Celebration of the Life of Natalie E. Bryson (1931-2018) was held on Sunday, July 8, 2018,
at Klahowya Secondary School in Silverdale, WA.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the 300+ guests who attended.
A family friend recorded the celebration, and a video of the recording should be available soon.

On this site (, the family will post information and links about Natalie's life and career,
as well as photos, recollections from friends and colleagues, and other information of note.
Check back periodically, as new information is being posted daily.

If you would like to make a donation in Natalie's memory, these are some of the charities that Natalie supported:

The Paul Linder Educational Foundation
The Pride Foundation
The Silverdale Rotary Foundation
Olympic College Foundation
Virginia Mason Foundation
Or give to the charity of your choice.

Click on any of the above items to see Natalie's involvement in the above charities.

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer paid a glowing tribute to Natalie
on the floor of the House of Representatives on June 21.

The Rotary Club of Silverdale posted a warm and lovely tribute to Natalie on its website

Ms. Bryson was also featured in a full chapter of the book
"Social Action Heroes: Unitarian Universalists Who Are Changing the World"

Natalie was a member of the Executive Board of the 23rd Legislative District Democrats for many years,
right up to her passing, having been recently re-elected for 2018. She was proud to be a Democrat, but
even more concerned and engaged with the importance of embracing anyone - regardless of political
opinions or differences - to find common ground and to solve common problems and concerns.

The Golden Girls in front of Natalie's house

The "Golden Girls"

For more than 45 years, Natalie was an enthusiastic member of the "Golden Girls," a group of women who met frequently to play cards (usually "Spite & Malice"), and who became dear friends and supporters of each other over the years - through every joy and heartbreak. When this group started, Natalie was the youngest member, and at its most recent meeting in May she was the oldest member, but still sharp with her wit and her card playing.

The "Ya Yas"

The Ya Yas in formal attire

Photographs contributed by family and friends of Natalie Bryson

Sampling of news articles featuring Natalie Bryson