Julie Bryant Hauser, 71, of Tiburon, Calif., formerly of Arkansas City, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, after a 3 1/2-year battle with cancer.
Private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Northern Light School, 3710 Dorisa Ave., Oakland, CA 94605, www.northernlightschool.com, Attn: Michelle Lewis.
Julie was born on Oct. 14, 1947, in Arkansas City, one of six children of Dorothy and Victor Bryant. She attended Arkansas City High School, where she was an honor student and Homecoming Queen. Julie attended Kansas University and graduated in 1968 from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She taught high school biology and mathematics before moving to California. After several years working for Xerox in San Francisco, Julie turned her creative talent to painting and drawing. Her artwork has a presence in many homes in northern California and Mexico.
Julie’s compassion, intellectual curiosity and exuberant generosity blessed all those fortunate enough to know her. Her passion for community and for early childhood education inspired her significant philanthropic contributions. Julie’s inexhaustible love for family and friends, as a wife, mother, grandmother and sister, is her legacy.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Alan Bryant; and her stepson, Bill Hauser.
Julie is survived by her devoted husband, Kurt Hauser; her daughter, Amy Knudsen; her stepdaughters, Robin Hauser, Tory Winnick, and Susan Hauser; her sisters, Suzi Wickman, Vicki Bryant, and Jan Swanson; and her brother, John Bryant; her nine grandchildren and her many nephews and nieces.