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.