Asta
Danryd, Asta Gunhild passed away at home in Hospice Care, surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Asta was 83 years old. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Lennart of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, her son Rolf Danryd of Redondo Beach, CA, her daughter, Marie Rack of Scottsdale, AZ, 5 grandkids, and her sister Clara Wendel and many nieces and nephews in Sweden. She is preceded in death by her father Anders Olsson, mother Ida Olsson, brothers Ragnar, Nils, Hilding and Oscar. Born in the small town of Huarod, Sweden she grew up on her parent's dairy farm and married Lennart in 1949 on Mid-Summers Eve. Adventurous in earlier years they traveled frequently and together started a gliding club called Kristianstads Flying Club. After having two children the family moved from Malmo, Sweden to California so Lennart could pursue his career as an executive with Sweden's Pogens Family Bakery. Asta has been a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes for over 30 years where her and Lennart attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Asta worked as a bookkeeper for her brother-in-laws grocery business and in later years enjoyed working in retail as well. Above all she was most passionate about her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, a generous mother and grandmother, sister and aunt. A loyal friend too many she will be very missed by all who knew her. She was a wonderful homemaker and nothing brought her more happiness than preparing one of her special meals for her family or friends to enjoy. Inurnment will be private. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, March 16th at 3:00 p.m. at the Norwegian Seamens Church located at 1035 S. Beacon Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation in her name be made to St. Erik's Church, Inc., at the address listed above.

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  1. My condolences to the family and friends. Ms. Danryd lived a long life, but we have Jehovah’s assurances at Rev 21:3,4 that soon death will be no more. Continue to rely on Jehovah until that wonderful time. Again, my condolences.

  2. Dear Lennart, Marie and Rolf, det knns ledsamt att aldrig mer fa trffa faster Asta. Vi frstar att Ni alla srjer och vi knner med Er. Axel + Mia

  3. Kra Lennart, Rolf och Marie Vrt djupa deltagande i er stora sorg. Samtidigt ett ljust och varmt minne inom oss ver den vnlighet och gldje vi knde frn Asta nr vi var hos er fr 26 r sedan och gifte oss. Det r lite av livets paradox att lika mycket gldje som vi upplevde i den Norska sjmanskyrkan en julidag 1982, lika mycket sorg knner ni nu i samma kyrka. Men livet bestr ofrnkomligen av bda delarna. Knn vr nrhet Jan-Olof och Ulla

  4. Tack snlla Asta fr allt och srskilt fr din gstfrihet. Mnga underbara minnen har jag frn gemenskapen med dig och din familj. Jag kan fortfarande hra din rst och knna smaken av de goda lammstekarna som du tillagade och bjd p. Jag hoppas att du har det bra dr du r och jag r vertygad om att vi ses igen. Sov gott s lnge. Kramar frn Annika Jag har frgat en stjrna i natt – ett ljus lngt bort dr ingen bor – “Vem lyser du, frmmande stjrna? Du gr s klar och stor.” Hon sg med en stjrneblick, som gjorde min mkan stum: “Jag lyser en evig natt. Jag lyser ett livlst rum. Mitt ljus r en blomma som vissnar i rymdernas sena hst. Det ljuset r all min trst. Det ljuset r nog till trst.” Karin Boye

  5. kra asta vi kommer alltid att minnas dig somm en kr moster,vi tackar fr stor gstfrihet nr vi var p besk.

  6. Just to let the Danryd family know that we are thinking of them at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. Much love, Gail and Fred

  7. Kommer ihg nr du sydde en soldrkt till mig nr du var och hlsade p i Huard. Tack n en gng fr denna. Har tnkt ofta p detta och p att du var s snll mot barn. Lennart vnde bilen och krde och tillbaka och hmtade en glmd polkagris som jag skulle ge till mor Clara. Vad omtnksamma ni var mot barn fast ni var s unga. Dessa minnen har jag haft med mig genom hela livet och tnkt p d och d. Agneta

  8. Kra Lennart Rolf o Marie Vi knner sorg som vi vill dela med Er familj. Jag kommer alltid att minnas Asta som en kr faster. Det har ju gtt mnga r mellan vra trffar eftersom avstndet mellan oss varit lngt. Men vid vrt besk hos Er sommaren 2006, minns vi srskilt och fr Er stora gstfrihet. Roland o Gull-Britt Vi skickar ven en hlsning till Er frn Ester

  9. Vra tankar r med er i denna svra stund. Jag minns Asta som en glad och snll mnniska och er fina BMW som hon var glad i. Mnga varma hlsningar Sven Tunbjer med familj

  10. Minns alla vra trevliga pratstunder som vi haft genom ren. Srskilt minns jag den nr vi (Monika Ljunggren var ocks med) pratade s mycket att vi hll p att missa planet till Ibiza. Detta mste ha varit ngon gng p 1960-talet. Tack ocks fr att du tagit hand om mina dttrar nr de haft sommarlov och jullov. De har uppskattat upplevelserna hos er i Amerika mycket. Ingalill …stedt

  11. Vi knner med er i denna tunga stund. Det Lisbeth tnker p r den gng Lennart hade landat med ett glidflygplan ngonstans i terrngen i stra Skne och vi tillsammans med Asta krde runt och letade – det var lnge sedan Lisbeth och Christina med familjer

  12. Eva Marie, Sorry for the tardiness of this. The internet is an amazing thing sometimes. I know how close you were to your mom and I do know how much this hurts. Take care of your poppa now as I am sure he is reeling. Hoping that every day you slowly find more comfort and strength. Hang in there. It gets better in time, it honestly does. Be well, Kb

  13. Thank you everyone for all your beautiful words and memories. They mean so much to us. Mom’s service yesterday was very lovely. As the reception after was ending and people were leaving the Swedish Norwiegan Church, a huge cruise ship sailed by very close in the San Pedro Harbor and the church played the Swedish national anthem on the loud speakers as they traditionally do. It was a very special thing to hear and could not have been planned by us. Mom’s urn was laid to rest this morning with family in attendance at Green Hills Memorial Park in Palos Verdes Estates. For all of mom’s Swedish family, I will send you the program and pictures from the service. Thank you again and love to all. Marie, Rolf, Lennart, Andrew, Briana, Lily, Erik and Andy.

  14. Marie, I found this on the internet and it greatly saddened me. I remember times with you and your family fondly. Your mom was a wonderful and warm person and she invited me with open arms into your family. I too lost my father last year. I wish you well.

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