Susan Diane Bryant was born July 4, 1958 in Glendora, CA. Her parents are Joe and Melva (Sampson) Bryant. She graduated from Monterey, CA High School and Chico State University in Chico, CA where she studied Geology. In 1983 Susie moved to Estes Park, CO after working at Yosemite National Park.
On August 7, 1983 she married Robert Bradley at Chasm Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. In 1987 she began working at Rocky. She was an accomplished hang glider and rock climber.
She is survived by her husband Bob of Estes Park, a son Aaron Bradley of Berkeley, CA; daughter Kristin Bradley of Lexington, KY; granddaughter Aric Patterson; three sisters Peggy Barber of Eugene, OR, Brenda Plotkin of Austin, TX and Debbie Albers of Healdsburg, CA. Her parents also survive and live in Bend, OR.