- Memorial Date
- June 28, 2014
- First Name
- Middle Initial
- Last Name
- Skagit County Sheriff Search & Rescue
- ATV Technition
JB Clark Bryson, 62, was born on December 1, 1951 in Burlington to Howard and Anna Marian (Lawson) Bryson. He was proud to be a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley. JB passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 while on a rescue operation with Skagit Search and Rescue.
JB is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sue Bryson (Butt); his three children, Kelli Bowden, Kristi Stroyan and her husband Ryan, and Kevin Bryson and his wife Kellie; his much adored grandchildren, Haylee, Amara, Saydee, Adelynn, Ella, Ashlee, Charlie, and baby boy Bryson due in November. He is also survived by his brother, David Bryson and his sisters Peni Carr, Tamra Smrekar, and Debra Benjamin.
After graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1971, he joined the United States Army where he trained in Special Forces, Airborne, and Military Police. He retired after completing his service with Army Reserves.
JB started working for the United States Post Office in 1980 in Bellingham. During his tenure he worked as a Carrier, Carrier Supervisor, Assistant Postmaster, finally retiring as the Postmaster of La Conner in 2005. JB immediately went to work as a Realtor in Sedro-Woolley.
Joining the Army was just the beginning of JB’s service. He continued to be an involved member of his community with, Skagit Search and Rescue ATV, North Cascade Harley Owners Group, Skagit Realtors, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Burned Children Recovery Foundation, Sedro-Woolley Kiwanis, Loggerodeo, and Skagit Hospice. This year, JB was excited to volunteer for the first time with the Sedro-Woolley Rodeo.
JB had a passion for the outdoors. He was an avid bow hunter, enjoyed camping with his family and friends, and tearing through the trails on his quad. He was always sure to document his adventures with his 35 mm camera. Everywhere JB went, he proudly displayed pictures of his grandchildren- they meant the world to him.