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Catherine Osborne FitzSimons Lazenby

Catherine Osborne FitzSimons Lazenby
  • June 23, 1944 - July 20, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina

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“My condolences to you and your family mrs Robertson mrs Catherine was such a sweet person I really enjoy working for mrs Catherine I am going to...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Ola Brown - Goose creek, SC

“I was saddened to learn of Catherine's passing. We lived across the Queen street from Catherine and Radar in the 1970's. Fitz and my son Joe Mills...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Nonie Crosby Crosby - Charleston, SC

“We were so saddened to hear of Catherines passing. We so enjoyed being neighbors and visiting with her over the years our prayers are with you and...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Joyce Beach - Daniel Island, SC

“Catherine Lazenby was incredible woman who spent decades selling real estate in Charleston. But she was more than that -- she was a kind, generous...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: charles wlliams - MT PLEASANT, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Catherine's passing. She was a true and good friend at Ashley Hall, and I am sure will be missed by many. Prayers for...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Karen Scanland Metzger - SC

“Catherine Lazenby and I worked together frequently during our years in real estate. I hm having trouble finding the words to say what a joy she was -...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Beverly Guerre - Friend

“A lovely woman and always so nice and kind. She was what a true lady and such a great mother and wife. They don't make women like her anymore. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Denise Bradsher - Ridgeland, SC

“So sorry to hear of her pasing - love to her family expecially Vida. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Anna Taylor Blythe - SC

“Dear Bill and Fitz, Please accept my condolences for the loss of Catherine. She was a special person who was greatly respected throughout this...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Michael Trouche - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Catherine's friends and family have lost a treasured lady. Joe and I send our deepest sympathy. It's been years, but I'll treasure the chat we had...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Beverly Stoney

“We were distressed to learn of Cathrine's passing. We know how difficult the last few years must have been. We will cherish our memories of the good...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Cowan - Georgetown, SC

“Unfortunately once again we've lost one of our own dear friends who helped create numerous good memories. My deepest sympathy to the family. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: John M. Rivers, Jr. - Charleston, SC

“Catherine has been a dear cousin & a lifelong friend. I am sorry not to be with you physically tomorrow for her service, but I will be with you in...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Anne Nelson - Montpelier, VA

“This tribute so perfectly captures Catherine. Without a doubt she was the most generous, the most fun, the most enthusiastic, most inspirational...I...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Marty Byrd - Charleston, SC

“God's peace and love to you during this time of loss. I enjoyed getting to know Catherine when both of our families hosted Swedish exchange students. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Sherry Martschink - SUMMERVILLE, SC

“I am very sorry to hear of your loss.I hope all of your memories comfort you through these times.All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.God bless. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Jimmy Hayes - Edisto Island, SC

“Love, prayers and condolences to a lovely lady's family. She will be missed by so many❤ ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Charlene Fisch - Clayton, GA

“My deepest condolences at this sad time. I will always remember Catherine's smile and joyful spirit. She brought such joy to those who loved her. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Marcy Trott Hawley - Jonesborough, TN


Catherine Osborne FitzSimons Lazenby, 75, wife of William J. Lazenby, Jr. died peacefully on the morning of Saturday, July 20, 2019. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 232 Calhoun Street at 2:00 p.m. Interment is private.

The daughter of the late Waveland Sinclair FitzSimons and Vida Barnwell FitzSimons Gibson. Catherine was born in Charleston on June 23, 1944. She graduated from Ashley Hall Girls School and the University of South Carolina where she pledged TriDelta. After college Catherine moved back to Charleston where she taught school for several years. Her students loved her and her classroom was a joy to behold. She became a member of the Charleston Junior League where she was voted to be Chairman of Charleston Receipts, a very famous Charleston cookbook. Catherine was extremely creative in using recipes from the cookbook as she hosted two glamorous parties for Gourmet magazine. Cocktails in Stolls Alley and a beach supper party at an old family home on Sullivan's Island with a sunset over the harbor. In addition, she loved cooking for other people, welcoming them into her home. She was a graduate of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate. She earned her SC Real Estate Brokers license and opened Historic Charleston Properties in downtown Charleston. Real Estate was Catherine's passion. She influenced many realtors throughout their careers. She was a brilliant marketer where she created the most eye catching promotional material and was involved in countless Charleston and Mount Pleasant transactions. A leader and entrepreneur, she was keen on new ideas and spent her life implementing them. She loved to travel and embraced knowledge from other cultures. Hosting six Swedish exchange students in five years was a highlight. She highly influenced their lives and all kept in touch with her due to her powerful impact. But she also cherished being home and was constantly re-working her surroundings, constantly improving. We were always surprised by the changes, never knowing what to expect. Catherine lived a full and rewarding life. She impacted many and will be missed.

She is survived by her husband, William Jay Lazenby, Jr. of Charleston, SC; one son, Waveland FitzSimons "Fitz" Lazenby of Charleston, SC and one sister, Vida FitzSimons Robertson of Charleston, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Suite #130, Charleston, SC 29407.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.