|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1930|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2011|
Odile Frost Brady, one of Reno's most beloved and admired women passed away Friday April 8th at St. Mary's Hospital. A third generation Nevadan and the steward of a lineage of endearing Silver State traditions, she will be deeply missed by so many. As a member of one of Reno's most prominent families, her notable legacy included a lifetime on the lovely Diamond F and Lombardi Ranches in Reno. Her equine heritage and great love for horses was given to her by her Dad, the founder of Frost Quarter Horses. Her family became known in the Nevada business community with the establishment of the iconic Reno Printing Company in downtown Reno in 1902.
Odile was born to Harry J. and Ethel Lunsford Frost of Reno. She graduated from Reno High School in 1947 and attended the University of Nevada where she majored in music. Odile was often featured in many local musicals, plays and recitals both in voice and piano. She was an accomplished horse woman and served as 1950 Reno Rodeo Queen. As pledge President of Pi Beta Phi sorority, she was one of the University's most admired coeds.
In 1951 she married the love of her life, Patrick Thomas Brady a handsome 6'3" Irishman from Seattle, Washington who was attending the University on a football scholarship. They were married at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church and celebrated 58 years of marriage. Odile sought to better the community her family lived in by serving as a Washoe County 4-H Leader and helped to support countless horse shows and events for Washoe Horseman's Association. As a devout Catholic she participated in several Reno area Catholic choirs.
After raising her family, Odile returned to the University of Nevada, Reno graduating with a degree in music at age 50 and went on to teach music for Washoe County School District.
Odile was preceded in death by her husband Pat and great grand-daughter Ireland Riggs. She is survived by her sister Harrie Frost Baker (Karl), five children, Mary Brady Sanders, Joanna Ferrari Almassy (Eric), Patrick T. Brady Jr. (Julee), Elizabeth Conboy (Robert), William Lunsford Brady (Laura), 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, niece Bridgette Lesar, nephew Karl Steven Baker and numerous family members in Washington. This amazing angel will be profoundly missed by her family, friends and beloved animals.
A Vigil Rosary was held at Walton's Sierra Chappel in Reno on Friday, April 15th. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church in Reno followed by burial at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery.
Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 13, 2011
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