Obituaries for the week of 12/1/2010

Nancy Lynn Bryant, 80

Goldia Mae Center, 89

Nancy Lynn Bryant, 80, of Sacramento, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Born in San Francisco, she graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1947.

After living in San Francisco, she moved to Paso Robles to work for Dr. F.F. Ragsdale.

She married Ray Bryant in 1956 and raised her three daughters.

The couple retired to Graeagle and lived there for 18 years.

In 1967, she was appointed to the San Luis Obispo County Fair Board by Governor Ronald Reagan. She served on the board for 10 years and was inducted into the California Mid-State Fair Hall of Fame in February 2010. She was active in Los Ninos Children’s Home Society and Republican Women’s Club.

Nancy was interested in the politics and volunteered on many election campaigns. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge and computer solitaire. She and Ray loved to travel and had memorable treks throughout the United States in their motor home along with several international adventures.

Nancy is survived by her daughters Cynthia Bryant of Elk Grove, Charlotte Bryant of Folsom and Janet Bryant Jungwirth and husband Robert, of Gervais, Ore.; her grandchildren, Emma Jungwirth, Blaine Jungwirth, Anne Jungwirth and Alice Jungwirth; her brothers Schuylar Wallace and wife Carol, Kirk Wallace and wife Marie; sister Mary Katharine King and husband Richard, and her cousin, Stuart Ross and wife Sharon of Paso Robles.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ray Bryant in 2009.

No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations “in memory of Nancy Bryant” to the California State Parks Foundation, c/o Bonnie Davis, 50 Francisco Rd., Ste. 110, San Francisco, CA 94133


Goldia Mae Center was born Sept. 25, 1921, in Stilwell, Okla. She passed away Nov. 21, 2010, in Chester.

Services were held at Manni Funeral Home in Portola, Saturday, Nov. 27.



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