Beloved mother and family member Colleen Braun Behrman, 43, died in La Canada on January 5, 2011. Colleen was undergoing successful treatment for cancer but succumbed to pneumonia.
Colleen was a brilliant woman who treasured life and met all its challenges – even illness – with laughter and a beautiful, unforgettable smile. She loved travel, exercise and was an avid baker. She most cherished the time spent with her children, family and friends. In the community Colleen will be forever loved and remembered for her positive spirit, unending generosity and infinite energy.
Colleen was raised in La Canada Flintridge. After graduating from LCHS in 1985, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University and began her career as a technology executive.
In her mid 20s Colleen co-founded Condol International and spent three years consulting and traveling throughout Asia Pacific, with her young daughters in tow. She opened offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington and Singapore. Colleen returned home to La Canada and founded Novydia, where she directed software projects at major corporations including The Walt Disney Company.