Florence Maybelle Bryan

June 26, 1912April 3, 2014

Our mother’s long and fruitful life has ended. Witness and participant in a world that has seen huge changes, she was one of 6 daughters of a Swedish immigrant Sacramento Valley rancher and his American born Swedish wife. Trained as a Registered Nurse, mother married Lauren Bryan and moved to Auburn in 1940 where he became a partner in Lukens, Vettestad and Bryan Funeral Home, located in the Tuttle Mansion. Later, Mother and Dad owned and operated Bryan’s Auburn Florist for many years. Mother was energetic and creative, always involved in some kind of project, helping at the business and raising their three children. She loved gardening and hybridized Iris creating a grand display that many people enjoyed visiting. She took up golf at the age of 60 and played with skill and enthusiasm into her early 90’s, often scoring better than others much younger. Widowed, Mother is survived by 2 of her 3 children, Patricia George of Berkeley and Linda Sewell (Jon) of Lake Oswego, Oregon and her daughter-in-law, Jeannie Bryan. Her son, Jeff Bryan preceded her in death. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jana Solberg, Jeffrey Bryan, Lisa Candiloro, Scott Bryan, Jenny Strezo, Jon Sewell and Kirk Sewell as well as 10 great-granchildren. As per her request, no services are planned. Donations may be made in her honor to the Auburn Fire Department or charity of choice. Please sign the guestbook at


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Mark & Iney (Dalton) Fowler

April 13, 2014

Jeannie & family, We are so sorry for your loss of your Mom & Grandma. God be with you all. PHS Alumni (1959/1965) & long time fellow Auburnites

April 12, 2014

To the entire family, I am so sorry to see that Florence has left us. She was such a friendly lady who never ever complained. I had the honors of doing her hair, and I know that some times, I didn't make it too easy for her while she'd sit for several hours to get her hair done, but she would only say: it's ok, I don't mind... She was a very special person to me, and I will miss her very much.

Willie Slade

April 11, 2014

When I worked at Hallys Barber Shop I had the great pleasure of knowing Florence what a gracious and kind lady, my condolences to you Linda and Pat for your loss, God Bless. Willie Slade.

Harold (Buck) Gein

April 11, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Betty Borg

April 10, 2014

When I joined Black Oak Golf Club for my first game I was paired with Floence, I was in my 60's she in her 90's. She beat my score by 8 strokes. She helped me with my game, she was special a Grand Lady.
Betty Borg

April 9, 2014

Dear Linda,
We just read of your mothers passing and want to expres our condolences. She certainly had a long and productive life. All the best.
John & Sharon Blodger