Arlene F. Short, 79, of Basalt, passed away August 23, 2006 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born in Los Angeles, California to Edward L. Keller and Josephine Barth Keller. She attended grade school in Goshen. Later grew up on a farm north of Firth. She graduated from Firth High School.
She married Shirley Short August 8, 1946 in Denver, Colorado. They made their home in Basalt for 47 years. She worked 29 years and retired out as a lead lady in processing at R. T. French’s and Pillsbury in Shelley.
She loved fishing, camping, travel and her life’s passion was her flower gardens. She was known for her beautiful roses, huge tulips and many other verity of flowers. She spent past time feeding her favorite pet squirrels, watching the little birds at the feeder or canning her famous pickles. She enjoyed playing board games, joking, laughing and sharing time with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of sixty years Shirley Short, her children Eddie (Pat) Short of South Jordan, UT, Monty (Nancy) Short of Emmitt, ID and Julianne (Chris) Hugues of Idaho Falls. Five grandchildren, Brian (Jackie) Birch, Teresa Ellzey, Eli (Stephanie) Short, Brock (Cristina) Bruegeman, Rachel Holford, and eight great grandchildren. Siblings, Vonda Winsky, Tim Web, Fay Lloyd, Carol Mecham and Steve Keller.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Lavern Keller, died in WWII and a step mother Mary Snodgrass Keller.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday August 26th at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Committal services will be at 1:00 P.M. at the Rose Hill Cemetery.
She will be dearly missed now that she has made her climb to the top of life’s mountain and into the arms of the creator.