Audrey Faye Sutton
1935 - 2016
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Audrey Faye Sutton
Sep. 14, 1935 - Aug. 31, 2016
Resident of Saratoga
Audrey Faye Sutton, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Sporaa was born September 14, 1935 in Iowa City, Iowa. She attended school in Garner and then moved to Clear Lake where she graduated from high school. She attended Beauty School in Des Moines. She married Lawrence Sutton at Salem Lutheran Church in Whittier, CA. Lawrence preceded her in death on October 11, 1998. Audrey had several careers over the years but her final one was her most loved, which she started when she and Larry moved to Saratoga, CA in 1971. Breeding for the betterment of her beloved Italian Greyhound breed. Her career and passions were as a breeder, owner handler, ring steward, and judge; to name a few. She also Judged several hound breeds and was an AKC delegate. Traveling all over the United States and many World Dogs shows overseas was an adventure and she loved it.
She is survived by her sister Ailene Beyer and her husband Arthur of Ash Fork, AZ. Viola Gaines and Tillie Sporaa sisters-in-law in Iowa and many nieces and nephews.
Ross McCann and his wife Laura of Vallejo; Dana Sporaa of Phoenix, AZ and Lon Gaines and his wife Kathye of Mason City Iowa to name a few. Also many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings brother Donald Sporaa, sister Ardith Wick and her husband John; and her three half brothers, Fred Sporaa, Carl Sporaa and Ollie Gaines.
Services for Audrey will begin with a visitation Thurs. Sept. 15th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Chapel of the hills, Los Gatos. Committal Service Fri. Sept 16th 1:00 pm at Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose. In lieu of flowers the family has requested in Audrey's honor that donations be made to the following organizations. American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 300 Raleigh, NC 27617 or Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation, Inc. Attn: Treasurer Patricia Woodbury 7 Damon Street North Reading, MA 01864.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sep. 4, 2016.
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September 23, 2016
I worked with Audrey with the Italian Greyhound Foundation, Inc. She was a very good President of the corporation. My husband Steve and I had the pleasure of meeting her when she judged a dog show here in MA. She really loved the Italian Greyhound breed.
We will miss her!
Patty Woodbury
September 5, 2016
Audrey was a good friend, a mentor, ally, and inspiration for me....I miss her already.
Vikki Landes
September 4, 2016
Condolences to Audreys family. Audrey you will be missed. i remember the years in igs with you and and Ruth Bloore Wavecrest igs.Prayers to your family. The ig world has lost a great friend.
Judy Pikop
September 4, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills
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