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Tiffany Aujie

 

Tiffany Aujie, 73, of Phoenix passed away on January 14th in Chandler where she lived with her son and daughter in-law. Daughter of Theresa and Samual Lanza, Tiffany was born Rita Ann Lanza in 1944 and as we would all learn, she was a strong and opininated woman. As a child, her dad’s Air Force career had them traveling all over the United States and at one point living in London, England. She attended boarding school in London, visiting her parents only on the weekends. At 14 she became a sister when her parents adopted a baby they named Mary Lanza. The family moved back to the states where Tiffany would often visit her family both in New York and in California and loved having so many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Tiffany married early in life to Robert Krautheim and the two of them had two wonderful children, Michelle the oldest and Robert a few years later. Tiffany later divorced and raised her two children by herself, with help from her parents, in Glendale Arizona. Always the fashion forward, independent woman, mom then decided she wanted to re-invent herself and changed her name to Tiffany Aujie. Being the sole provider, Tiffany excelled at being detailed oriented while running professional offices and later found her calling in real estate management. A two time breast cancer survivor, Tiffany loved working which she did into her 70’s, shopping for watches and boots and driving her 1979 Datsun 280Z she kept and drove for 25 years. In 2016 she was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and fought the disease through radiation and chemotherapy. She was found to be cancer free for only a brief time and found herself battling for her life again. On January 14th of this year she lost her battle to cancer. Tiffany is survived by her son Robert and wife Vicki, her daughter Michelle and husband Jerry along with their seven children and 10 great grand children, her sister Mary and her two children. On January 19th family and friends came together to share stories and celebrate her life that will always be remembered and missed.

7 Comments

  • Denise Posted January 25, 2018 9:11 AM

    I had the pleasure of working with Tiffany for many years. We became friends and I will miss her greatly.

  • Fernando Doldan Posted January 25, 2018 10:34 AM

    Tiffany was our property manager for over a decade, and we shared many board meetings together through the years. I always looked forward to seeing her smiling face. She was always kind and patient, had deep knowledge in her field, and was particularly good at educating us on how to be better board members and neighbors. We miss her greatly. I will keep her in my prayers, and hope to see her again one day. God bless you, Tiffany.

  • Rob Scripter Posted January 25, 2018 12:41 PM

    As a board member of the Belmont HOA I always enjoyed our meetings a little more when Tiffany was there. She was great and will be extremely missed.

  • Dave Weber Posted January 26, 2018 3:15 PM

    I had the pleasure to work with Tiffany as an HOA Board member and as a concerned homeowner in the Retreat. She as always responsive and helpful. Always the most pleasant person in the room. She was missed when she retired and will be missed in passing.

  • Sandy Posted January 27, 2018 7:28 PM

    I enjoyed working with Tiffany as a Board member on one of the properties she managed. She was very knowledgeable and I will miss her greatly.

  • Sandy Posted January 27, 2018 7:31 PM

    I worked with Tiffany on the HOA board. She was very knowledgeable about the way the Board should run and helped us stay on track.

  • Leda Donovan Posted February 8, 2018 1:00 PM

    There are no words to describe what a wonderful person Tiffany was. I was lucky to have known her for the many years I did. Tiffany taught me a lot about the business world and life in general. I miss her so much.

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