Audrey Rose Prupas
Audrey Rose Prupas

August 25, 1934 - January 13, 2018
Born in San Francisco, CA
Resided in Centennial, Colorado
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Audrey Rose Prupas, 83, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in Centennial, Colorado. She recently moved in with her daughter’s family in Colorado.

Audrey was born on August 25, 1934 in San Francisco, California, to Roderick and Mary McDonald. She was a 1952 graduate of Balboa High School. In 1961, she moved to Lake Tahoe and met her husband of over 51 years, Norman Prupas. Audrey worked at Harvey’s Resort Hotel/Casino as well as in the family-operated business, Bobby Page's Dry Cleaners. The Prupas family moved to Carson Valley in 1976, and eventually made Reno their home in 1985. While in Reno, Audrey worked as an executive secretary for John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks for over 15 years.

Audrey was a member of the Minden Fortnightly Club as well as the Nevada Cattlewomen. She was an avid reader, and loved anything that brought her in contact with friends and family.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, and one brother; son, Richard Prupas, Reno; sister-in-law, Roxanne Leid, Carson City and brother-in-law, Malin Prupas, Reno.

She is survived by daughter Sheree (Stephen) Tibbals, Winnemucca, NV; daughter, Natalie (Patrick) Pramenko, Centennial, CO; son, Brigadier General Aaron (Amie) Prupas, USAF, Lorton, VA. Grammy loved her grandchildren Megan (Darrin Powers), Mandy (Will Koby), Mollie, Morgan, and Ryan and her great-grandchildren Kourtney, Kami, George and Lucy. She is also survived by her sister, Joan Lerma, San Francisco; brother, Robert McDonald, Reno; sister-in-law, Barbara Prupas, Reno and brother-in-law, David Leid, Carson City, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life for Audrey Rose Prupas on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel (2700 N. Virginia St., Reno) with Committal Prayers to follow. The Celebration of Life will continue with a reception 12:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge (2425 Pyramid Way, Sparks, Nevada).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Audrey’s name to the Morrill Hall Prupas Family Study at the University of Nevada, Reno, or to your favorite charity.

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Memorial Mass
Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel
2700 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89507
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30 AM