By The Pruett Family Posted December 16, 2022
Zachary Kent Pruett, a loving son, brother, grandson, cousin and friend was born on March 16, 1991, in Elko Nevada to Rodney and Laura Pruett. He passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2022, in Winnemucca, Nevada.
Zack spent the first twelve years of his life in Battle Mountain, Nevada.
After his father passed, he moved to Winnemucca, Nevada with his mom and Chris Jensen, the best dad he could have ever asked for when Chris married both of them in 2001.
Zack graduated from Albert Lowry High School in 2009 where he played baseball and worked at the movie theater. He then moved to Reno to attend school at the University of Nevada Reno where he received his Bachelor of Education in General Science in 2015.
Zack then returned to Winnemucca to finish his student teaching at Winnemucca Junior High School before going on to teach 7th and 8th-grade science there. He then taught for three years in distance and adult education, continuing to touch many lives helping these students. Last year Zack moved to Albert Lowry High School to teach Biology to students he loved.
Zack loved many sports and for years was a Green Bay Packers Fan, a University of Nevada Fan, a Batman fan, and a huge lover of anything Star Wars.
For those that knew him best his favorite thing to do when he was not working at school was online gaming. He had friends far and wide but was not closer to anyone than he was to his family. He loved every one of them more than anything.
He was a lover of Christmas and giving gifts. He was the man that would put the feelings of others before his own and do anything that he could to help them. This shows in the love he received from his students and the feeling was mutual as he loved them as well.
Zack was adored and looked up to by his brother Garrett. Even with a twelve-year age difference, Garrett wanted to be with Zack all the time and copy everything Zack did and owned, even buying the same model of truck. Zack was a wonderful influence, and they could not have had a better relationship.
He is preceded in death by his father, Rod Pruett, and grandfather Ron Gates. He is survived by his father and mother, Chris and Laura Jensen, his brother Garrett Jensen, his grandmother Mary Gates and grandparents Clinton and Marilyn Jensen. He is also survived by numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles.
A memorial service to honor Zack will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 3:30 pm in the West Hall of the Convention Center. Please bring stories to share if you are willing.
May God wrap his arms around you and keep you safe until we see you again son.