Natalie Balden Lysyj

May 13, 1935December 5, 2012
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Natalie Balden Lysyj, age 77, unexpectedly departed her beloved family on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 in Austin, Texas. Natalie was born and raised in the Ukraine, immigrating to the United States in 1947. She was a graduate of California State University Northridge, with a Bachelors of Arts in English and a minor in Russian. She donated many hours to the Austin League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. Natalie was a full time grandmother to her two grandchildren, Tristan and Tasha Anslyn. She worked part time for ER Risk Services. Natalie leaves behind her husband of 55 years, Ihor Lysyj, her daughter Roxanna and son-in-law Eric Anslyn, as well as her son Oleg and daughter-in-law Teri Suzuki. She will be greatly missed by her family, and all those that cherished her generosity and kindness. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home.


  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

Natalie Balden Lysyj

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Frances McIntyre

December 8, 2012

So very sorry for your sudden loss. Natalie and I were friends from the Austin League of Women Voters. She participated in so many League meetings and had something interesting and informative to say every time. Over the years, she volunteered in the office and many other activities. It was a joy and privilege to know her. My sympathies to her family. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed.
Frances McIntyre

Anne Roussos

December 7, 2012

Natalie was a fellow member of the League of Women Voters, and I liked and respected her very much. We will certainly miss her in our LWV family. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Pam Wolfe

December 7, 2012

I know this a difficult time for the family. Everyone in AAUW loved Natalie. I enjoyed the conversation I had with her this past Sunday. Thoughts and prayers to you.

Steve and Beth Sokolyk

December 7, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Natalia's passing. We so much enjoyed her company over the years at our Ukrainian gatherings. She will be missed. Vichnaya Pamyat'!

December 7, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family as Natalie was so quickly and unexpectently taken from her family and the large community of friends who loved her. The last time I saw her was when she brought the newly framed sketch of Tasha from the Renaissance Festival over to your house. Her smile was infectious and you could not help walk away from her without taking that smile with you. May God's peace and blessing comfort you during this difficult time.

The Wood Family

Veronica Johnson

December 6, 2012

My heart goes out to your family. Natalie will be in our hearts. She was so outgoing and always willing to give of herself. May God Bless you all during this difficult time.

Maxine Barkan

December 6, 2012

I am saddened to learn of Natalie's death. I knew her in the League of Women Voters where she was a valuable colunteer.She will be missed.

Vicki Anderson

December 6, 2012

Rox and Family: I know the sadness you are feeling at this time and no words can take away the pain. Just remember your Mom is in a much better place at this time and she is God's beautiful angel. She will be looking down upon each one of you and smiling. Light a candle for her and show her the light. God accept this angel and watch over this family during this time. God Bless

Cynthia & John Barrett

December 6, 2012

There are no words to express the sorrow of your loss. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of a truly remarkable woman. We always enjoyed her company and warm personality. She will be missed by many.
John and Cynthia Barrett

Carol Fritz

December 6, 2012

What a shock--we were talking Sunday at the AAUW Holiday Party! Natalie will be greatly missed. Thanks for her friendship and her special guidance of the Friday morning Book Review group.