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Alice Alberta Bryson Smith


1914 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Alice Alberta Bryson Smith Obituary
October 8, 1914 - September 20, 2017 Alice Alberta Bryson Smith quietly passed away at the age of 102 in the Cheviot Hills home she built with her husband and lived in for over 70 years. She was a fourth generation Californian and a member of First Century Families of Los Angeles, whose membership consists of the descendants of Los Angelenos who arrived in the city during its first hundred years (1781-1881). Her great-grandfather, John Bryson, Sr., was the mayor of Los Angeles from 1888-1889. He commissioned The Bryson Block, located on Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles, and now home to the Los Angeles Times. Young Miss Bryson attended Culver City Grammar School. She was a graduate of Venice High School, where she served as Vice President of the student body, and was Valedictorian of her graduating class of 1932. Miss Bryson was a former assistant film editor at MGM studios. She worked during the war years for the American Red Cross. She volunteered as a teacher and driver for the Active Blind. She continuously volunteered throughout her life for many organizations as well as supported USA troops. "Grammie" was married to Hyman Smith, a Los Angeles attorney, for over 50 years, until his passing in 1994. She was the mother of Carol Rosalie Smith and Judith Smith Dan Madison (Jerry), both born in Los Angeles, fifth generation Californians. She was the grandmother of five grandsons: Mark David Stein, David Bryson Stein (Jeongdan), Gregory Michael Stein, Jake Joseph Madison and Nicholas Julian Madison, sixth generation Californians. She was also the great-grandmother of Parker Kelin Castein and Emma Kim Stein, seventh generation Californians. Interment was at Inglewood Park Cemetery at the Bryson Family Mausoleum.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 30, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018
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