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Donald Lee  SHORT

Donald Lee SHORT

Male 1931 - 1995  (63 years)

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  • Name Donald Lee SHORT  [1, 2, 3
    Born 13 Dec 1931  Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jan 1995  Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried 28 Jan 1995  Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Notes 

    • Donald Lee Short was born in Des Moines Iowa; Dec. 1931 unto Willard
      Lawrence, and Nora Loraine Short! He was the second of four children.
      Donald suffered Scarlett Fever as a young boy! He carried newspapers, was a boy scout and played Basketball Football and Corenett in the school band. He graduated from Lincoln High School in DM in 1950. He inlisted in the Iowa ANG during the Korean
      war. He Married Ruby Colleen Tilton in 1951. In 1952 they had their first son in 1952. Donald E. Short. Jacquline L. in 1955 Sharon Kay in
      1956, Vicki Lee in 1957, and Jerry Lee in 1961. Don worked at the Air Force Base in Des Moines, IA. till 1975. He and Ruby and Vicki their daughter tried to make their own busniess called THE BINDRY, but it didn't work out. He then went to work at Graphic Arts Corp. till 1979.
      Don remarried after divorcing Ruby Colleen in 1978. His second wifewas Maxine Brown. Which had two sons from a previous marriage. Theylived in Altoona, Iowa for two years then movied into his mothers home; Nora Short, to help take care of her in her last few years.
      Don was very active in his childrens activities. Scouts, Baseball,Softball, Football, and Bowling. Don was a work-a-holic! He always had at least two jobs at once. I will never know how he did it! I am afraid that is what added to his early death! Don developed Diabeties, and Rhumitoid Arthritus. He had a kidney disease that lead to Diaolisis for the last five years of his life. Don died in Mercy hospital in DM, and left five children 14 grand children and two great great grandchildren. Don was a very big man; about 6' 2" and 250 lbs, but was a big teddy bear! He loved his children very much. He was never a rich man, but he gave himself to his kids!
      Donald E. Short
    Person ID I0007  Short Family Tree - Donald 'Shorty' Short
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2008 

    Father Willard Lawrence SHORT,   b. 31 Aug 1901, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1976, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Nora Lorrane HIRSCH,   b. 21 Aug 1905, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1980, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1926  Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F04  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Donald Eugene SHORT,   b. 31 May 1952, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Not yet! Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Family ID F01  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Dec 1931 - Des Moines, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jan 1995 - Des Moines, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Jan 1995 - Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S02247] Short Andrew.FTW.
      Date of Import: Sep 9, 2001

    2. [S02253] Shorts Line.FTW.
      Date of Import: Mar 11, 2002

    3. [S02257] Brittain12GED.FTW.
      Date of Import: Dec 27, 2002