Marilyn Gladys Short, 83, passed away Dec. 20 with her family by her side in Hillsboro.
Short was born on May 9, 1934, in Bend to John and Leona Lyon. She grew up in Bend and attended St. Francis School. She lived in Central Oregon most of her life. She and her husband, John, moved to Canyon City in 2005. She was a devoted and loving mother of four children. She was a talented cake decorator, tole painter and quilter. She shared her love of sewing with her daughters and many friends who attended her classes over the years. Like her parents, she was an avid gardener and always had a beautiful garden.
She was preceded in death by her sister Joanne Wittekind and her brother John Lyon.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John Elwin Short; daughters Teresa Chain and Karen Jarrett; sons John Estes Short and Samuel Short; sons-in-law Timothy Chain and Edmond Jarrett; daughter-in-law Jana Short; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren who blessed her life and loved her dearly.
She will be laid to rest with her parents in Bend.