Grandcolas was born in Bloomington, Indiana on August 31, 1963. She was
the daughter of Lawrence and Barbara Catuzzi of Houston, TX and Lake
Toxaway, NC; the cherished and adored wife of Jack Grandcolas of San
Rafael, CA; the loving sister of Dara Ann Near of Short Hills, NJ and
Vaughn Catuzzi Lohec of Chatham, NJ.
was a graduate of Stratford High School in Houston, TX and the
University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of the Alpha
Delta Pi Sorority. Lauren and Jack were members of the Marin Country
Club in Novato, CA.
residing in San Francisco, she worked for the law firm of Thelin,
Marlin, Johnson, and Bridges as a marketing executive, followed by
positions at Price Waterhouse and Good Housekeeping Magazine. Most
recently, Lauren was collaborating with a publisher on a book related to
women's life-style achievements aimed at boosting the self-confidence
of women specifically, and adult behavior in general. This nonfiction
work was a long-term goal and source of great pride to her.
so appreciated the outdoors that, in her spare time, she participated
in hiking, jogging, roller blading, and kayaking amongst many other
activities. Lauren was a strong and caring friend to everyone she knew;
she will be dearly missed by all.
left us the way she lived her life, strong,
determined, courageous and our heroine.