Charlotte Bryson

Date of Birth

July 11, 1927

Date of Death

April 26, 2017

Charlotte Bryson passed on April 26, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Castro Valley, CA. Born Charlotte Marie Aust to (Professor) Franz and Mabel Aust in 1927 in Madison, WI. She married John P. Street, MD, in 1952, and taught elementary school in Minneapolis until 1956, when her daughter Carolyn was born. She was widowed in 1957 and moved with her sister (Professor) Lucille Hunt Woolsey and niece Raymie to Santa Barbara. From 1961 to 1989, Char taught Head Start, Kindergarten and primary grades, at Goleta Union and El Rancho Schools.

She married Douglas Bryson in 1973, who owned Douglas Telescopics in Santa Barbara. With him, she enjoyed star parties, motorcycle excursions, building projects, and arts and crafts. She also involved him in her passion for teaching children.

Char is survived by her husband Douglas Bryson, daughter Carolyn Street Vadnais, grandson Roger Vadnais, and son-in-law Patrick Vadnais, niece Raymie Tindle and her family, special relatives Stacey Hurd and Carol Lukase, nephews Holden, Hale, and Tom Aust.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 10 in Santa Barbara. If you would like to receive details of the memorial service email Carolyn Street at: or call 510-599-3351.


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