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Juanita Prado


November 22, 2017

Juanita Prado, 68, passed away Nov. 15, 2017, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Prado was a resident of Rock Springs since 1985 and former resident of Hanna.  She died following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Wheatland Nov. 15, 1949, the daughter of Jace Ralph and Alberta Metcalf Ralph.

Prado attended schools in Guernsey.

She was married to Robert Prado June 11, 1966, in Hartville.

Prado was a member of The Holy Spirit Catholic Community.

Her interests included being a mother, grandmother, cooking, decorating, traveling and gambling.

She was a custodian at the Hanna and Elk Mountain Schools and at White Mountain Junior High. She also worked at many restaurants as a server throughout the state.  

Survivors include her husband Robert Prado; three sons, Jamie Prado and fiancé Kimberly, Robert Prado and wife Julie, all of Phoenix, Ariz., and Danny Prado and wife April of Rock Springs; one daughter, Gabriella Cox and husband James of Murrieta, Calif.; three sisters, Annie Willadson, Phala Powers and husband Doug, all of Hanna, and Charlotte Schmidt and husband Bud of Douglas; nine grandchildren, Alyssia, Robert, Rylan, Savannah, Lauren, Delana, Madison, Camryn and Dawson; one great-grandaughter, Chloe; several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marceline DuVall.

A Mass of Christian burial took place Wednesday.

Condolences may be left at Vase Funeral Home.


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