Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
David  Bryson Memorial
David  Bryson Memorial

David Bryson

David Bryson

Monday, September 20th, 2021

David Wynn Bryson, age 74, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Friday September 10, 2021.  He was born June 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California to Marvin and Marian (Lawson) Hatley.

David served in the U. S. Navy and the Marine Corps.  He served one tour in Vietnam.

David is survived by his son, Ryan Blair; sisters, Peni Carr, Tamra Smrekar and Debra Benjamin; granddaughter, Naomi Walters; many nieces and nephews.

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  • Pam Green-Hayes

    Very saddened to hear of David’s passing. I met David in High School and quickly became one of my favorite people, always had kind words and actions for people, didn’t matter where they stood in “popularity”lines. He was quick with that famous smile and jumping in to help where needed….ie his military service to the people of our country, helping head reunions.
    Having moved out of the area after High School, really lost touch for years, but connecting up again at the class reunion was priceless!
    Condolences to his family – HUGE HOST of FRIENDS and Class of 1965.

  • Dan Williams

    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. My classmate, dear friend, fishing and hunting partner. With Cindy and My recent move to Lake Chelan the hunting opportunities opened up a whole new area for adventures and I’m saddened David won’t be sharing them with me.

  • Ron earnst

    Dave and I were childhood buddies,,,we lived across the road from each other,,we were guys that lived in the woods,,fished a lot,,roamed all over that place,,but I moved to the Seattle area,,lost touch,,but in about 2016 at my brother’s memorial,,there was dave,,so we reconnect,,,he was in Vietnam,,,I was in Vietnam,,me a marine grunt and him a corpsman,,who would of thunk,,,we alway stay in touch after that,,so sad to see him go,,I just want say something about a marine corpsman,,they had it tough,,when things got messy,,they saved us,,David was still effected by that,,Semper Fi buddy

  • Larry Orefice

    I served with Dave ‘Doc’ Bryson in Vietnam. He was an exceptional Corpsman, much respected by the Marines he took care of. Doc and I were wounded on the same day (8/2/1969), and he patched me up and sent me off, ignoring his own wound. We reconnected years later and I was always pleased to meet him at our reunions and when I visited family in Seattle. A fine guy who will be missed by me and many other Marines. Rest In Peace! Semper Fi, brother!

  • Michael

    Dave and I go way back, met him when Roger Hicks and I visited him on a trip out west to see him and Rogers family. Stayed at his place and talked about life and death. Loved the guy like a brother and also JB. Memories where made not to be forgotten. RIP .

  • Hannah Achtor

    Dave was a good man. He went out of his way to check on me, and visit with me after my dad passed away. The love he demonstrated for my family was completely selfless. He stepped up at a difficult time, and I’ll never forget it. I’ll miss him!

  • Susan Grip Husk

    Remember the Bryson’s well from my childhood. Sad to hear of his passing. My heartfelt condolenses to the family.

  • Bruce Bryson

    I’m so shocked and saddened to hear Dave passed away. He, his sister Peni and I were proud to be part of the Sedro Woolley class of ‘65 and it was important to him that our class kept in touch so he has been active in the planning of reunions for a long time. He’s going to be sorely missed but his memories will stay with us. Rest In Peace my friend 🙏🏻

  • Sandy Stewart Rodriguez

    Very sorry to learn of Dave passing. Neighbors for over thirty years.

  • Nancy (Earnst) Dorning

    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. We lived across the road from David, Peni, JB and the twins in the late 50’s. We played together many times and attended Sammish Grade School together. We moved in 1961and lost touch, it was just last year we all connected again, my siblings and I visited with David and had a wonderful time of reliving old times and telling many stories. David was always a nice boy and a lot of fun to play with, he will be missed by many.