Lawrence Prudhont | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Lawrence Prudhont

Visitation for family and friends of Lawrence Arthur “Yap Yap” Prudhont of Nevada City will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Forest View Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mr. Prudhont died Wednesday, Dec. 25, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 77.

He was born February 22, 1925, in Fullerton and lived in Southern California until retiring to Nevada County in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army’s 169th and 43rd infantry divisions during World War II. He was stationed at Fort McArthur, Fort Ord and Fort Hood. He participated in beachheads at Aitape and Saidor in New Guinea and Lungayin in Gulf Philippine campaigns. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart with one cluster, Asiatic Pacific Campaign with three clusters and one arrowhead, Philippine Liberation with one cluster, World War II Victory Medal and American campaign medal. He was discharged in December of 1945 with the rank of sergeant.



He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Shirley; daughters Leslie and Laura; son, John; and five granddaughters.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.





Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User