Hedwig Adeline LaGrande (1934-2019)


Hedy LaGrande passed away peacefully on September 30, 2019 after a short illness.  She was born to Joseph and Theresa Tauscher in Delevan on March 7, 1934.  She was a lifelong resident of Colusa County.  After graduating from Maxwell High School, she attended Chico State to pursue a nursing degree.  She left college to work as a dental assistant in Williams.  After her marriage to Victor La Grande in 1956, her life’s work was keeping a loving and caring home for her family.  Hedy was an avid gardener and bridge player who enjoyed the outdoors and traveling with friends and family across the U.S. and abroad.  She was a member of Williams Catholic Church, the Williams Cemetery Board, The Glenn Colusa Cattlewomen, the California State Cattle Women’s Association and the Children’s Home Society in Colusa.  

Hedy was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, daughter Theresa Ann, grandson Taylor, sisters Theresa O’Connor and Olga LaGrande, and brothers Joseph and Hans Tauscher.  She will be deeply missed by her children:  Jayne (Gordon Tomlinson) LaGrande of Rancho Murieta, Sidney (Paige) LaGrande of Sites, Brent (Maryann) LaGrande of Colusa and Leo LaGrande of Williams.  Hedy is also survived by six grandchildren:  Logan, Katrina, Lauren, Laine, Maureen and Theresa as well as great-grandson Landyn and a second great-grandson yet to be born.  She is also survived by her sister Katherine Enos of Grass Valley along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Visitation will be October 25 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. Rosary at McNary-Moore Funeral Service, 107 Fifth Street, Colusa, CA.  A Catholic mass will be celebrated on October 26 at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 4th and Oak, Colusa, CA.  A reception will follow at the Colusa Golf and Country Club, 2224 State Hwy 20, Colusa, CA.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center Research Innovation Fund, 4860 Y Street, Suite 3900, Sacramento, CA  95817 or the Maryjane Rees Language Speech and Hearing Center, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, MS6071, Sacramento, CA  95826.  Donations may also be made online thru each organization’s website. ■

Arrangements are under the direction of
McNary-Moore Funeral Service  • FD-410 • (530) 458-2111

WPR – 10/09/2019 • #2019-1426