Obituary of Marilynn Short |

Obituary of Marilynn Short

Marilynn Keller Short went to be with her husband and brother on Sept. 4, 2014.

A small family gathering will take place in Grass Valley, Calif., where Marilynn will be laid to rest next to her husband. The family wishes to thank all of her wonderful friends for your thoughts and prayers.

Marilynn was born in El Reno, Okla., on June 13, 1930. She was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

She was an active member of the Republican Party at a state level for many years in California, Oregon and Nevada. She was a 60-year member of the P.E.O. organization, served on the Washoe County Senior Advisory Board, and loved to play bridge.

Before her husband passed, they had the opportunity to enjoy many cruises to different ports of call around the globe.

Marilynn’s greatest thrill in life was watching her grandchildren enjoy all of their activities. She loved her family and friends who were the most important thing in her life.

She had many friends in her stops in life in Oklahoma, Northern California, Oregon and Nevada. In her final months, she moved with her son and his family to South Florida where she spent her days watching beautiful sunsets and being “warm,” which she truly appreciated.

Marilynn is survived by her son Scott Short of Parkland, Fla., his wife Kelly and her grandchildren, Renee Solano (Trevor), Kenneth Short, and Shannon Short. She will be dearly missed by her brother-in-law Ted Short of Reno, Nevada and his children, Kathy Simmons, Michael Short, Kris Robison and Matt Short, who all reside in Northern Nevada; sister-in-law Betty Keller of San Diego and her children, Kenton Keller, Chris Keller and Jeff Keller and their spouses and children.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles “Ty” Short and her brother John Keller.

In lieu of flowers, please send in-kind donations to the wonderful people of Hospice who helped make sure that her final days were full of love, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care – Broward Program, 5420 NW 33rd St., Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

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