In Memory

Audrey MacRae

Obituaries in Des Moines, IA | The Des Moines Register  Formerly of Urbandale - Audrey MacRae, 94, passed away October 12, 2021 at Independence Village in Waukee, where she resided since 2018. Visitation will be held from 10-11am, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Iles Westover Chapel, followed by a memorial service beginning at 11am. Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed. A link will appear on Audrey's obituary page just prior to the service at, where you may also leave online condolences. Due to ongoing concerns surrounding Covid, there will not be a reception.

Audrey was born May 27, 1927 in Gary, Indiana to parents, Clarence and Laura (Dunivan) Stoner. The family moved to Des Moines when she was 11 years old. She graduated from North High School and in 1948, she graduated from Iowa Methodist Nursing School. Later in life she completed her bachelor's degree in nursing. In 1948, she was married to Angus "Scotty" MacRae and they made their home in Urbandale, where she lived for 60 years.

Audrey worked in public health and then as a nurse for the Urbandale School District for over 30 years, where she developed the school's first nurse program. She retired in 1989 and is fondly remembered by many former students and staff.

Audrey was a longtime member of the Urbandale Lioness Club, First Christian Church and attended Waukee Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing and generously donated children's clothing and blankets to Blank Children's Hospital and various Mission organizations. Her greatest joy was her family and her large circle of friends.

Audrey is survived by her sons, Ric (Sue) MacRae and Al (Gina) MacRae; four grandchildren, Carrie (Manish) Shah, Keith (Stacie) MacRae, Colleen MacRae (Charles Wittmack) and Megan MacRae and six great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, "Scotty" and her brother, Jack (Marian) Stoner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Waukee Christian Church or Blank Children's Hospital.