Elsie Kristine Nodland Dryden passed away at 91 years of age went to be with her Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ on 5/20/2023 in Tampa, Florida. She loved classical music, reading, good wit and humor that frequently brought out her hearty laughter. She was born May 17, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY at the Norwegian Lutheran Hospital. She was the daughter of Johanna and Karl Nodland. She grew up in Bellmore, Long Island, NY, and after graduating Mepham H.S., she was a model and performed in several Broadway and off-Broadway shows in New York City. She moved to Tampa, Florida in 1954. In addition to being a wife and mother, she modeled for Maas Brothers in Tampa.
Kristine was preceded in death by her husband; Donald Hugh Dryden, her parents, her sisters; Dorothy Harmeling (John), Ruth Topham (Rick) and Sonja Kreuscher (Ed), her brothers; Stanley, Norman and Karl (Nancy), her children; Glenn Biddle (Shirley), Karen Kristine Dryden. She is survived by her twin daughters, Kyle Johanna Roberts (Bill) and Kim Victoria Dryden (Joel Smith). Her stepdaughter Donna Lee Dryden Clifford. Her brother Eric (Joyce) and Grandchildren Matthew Biddle, Kristine Biddle, Sabrina Biddle, Jacob Dryden-Jaffe, Jonathan Dryden-Jaffe and several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.