Lauren died suddenly July 19, 2017, of natural causes at home in Sacramento, Calif.

She transferred to Princeton as a sophomore from Indiana University. She majored in English, was a member of the swim team, and ate at Stevenson Hall. Her senior thesis was titled “Outpost of Eternity: The Moment in Virginia Woolf.”

After graduation, Lauren earned a master’s degree in English at Brown in 1978, followed by a master’s of education from Harvard in 1980. She applied for teaching positions in California and was hired sight unseen during a telephone interview by Sacramento Country Day School.

Lauren had intended to move west for only a couple of years, but stayed and taught English at the same school for 37 years. During her career she taught every grade from kindergarten to 12th grade except 10th, and devoted her energy to teaching middle school English for decades. She is remembered fondly for instilling the love of literature and the skill of writing to generations. Lauren volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Princeton Alumni Schools Committee.

The class officers extend deepest sympathy to her dear friend, Geoff Wong; her siblings, Edward, Craig, Teri, and Bronwyn; and her many former students.

Undergraduate Class of 1976