Last updated 9/11/2019 at 10:01am
On Friday, September 6, 2019, Pauline Vivian Laufer Bryant, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 92. She spent the last five years of her life living in the care of her daughter Colleen and Bill Simpson.
Pauline was born on December 28, 1926, to Paul Conrad Laufer and Edith Vivian Richardson in Lewiston, Idaho.
Pauline graduated from Lewiston High School in 1945 and continued on to Sacred Heart Nursing School through Gonzaga University receiving her nursing degree in 1948. She served her country as a member of the United States Nurse Corps during World War II.
During Pauline’s nursing career she taught nursing students at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lewiston, Idaho, while she also worked in many hospitals as an emergency room nurse, surgical nurse, and private duty nurse.
Dr. Maurice E. Bryant and Pauline married on February 1, 1965, in Moscow, Idaho, with a combine family of nine children. The family moved to the Grand Coulee Dam area in 1967 to start Dr. Bryant’s family practice. Pauline work as a nurse in her husband’s practice.
At a young age, Pauline was an accomplished concert pianist. She was involved in Lady Lions and starting up the hospital auxiliary in Grand Coulee Dam, Washington. At the age of 65, she went back to school to obtain her Master Gardeners degree. She had a love for teaching, painting nature, spending time in her flower beds, and playing the piano.
Pauline is survived by her children: Lincoln (Eileen) Bryant of Washington, Stephanie McCoy of California, Linda Hillman of Washington, Michael (Margaret) Bryant of Washington, Maureen Bryant of Virginia, Jerry Paul (Carol) Bryant of Washington, Colleen (Bill) Simpson of Washington, James (Deborah) Bryant of Washington;18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and her beloved friends and neighbors Jim and Mary Jane Bailey.
Pauline is preceded in death by step-daughter Sharon Kupit (2018), her husband Dr. Bryant (1998), her mother Edith (1969), her father Paul (1966), and many close friends.
Pauline touched the lives of many, and she will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or your favorite art guild.
To share memories or leave condolences for the family please visit http://www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Arrangements are by Harrison Family Mortuary in Aberdeen, Washington.