Dolores Arlene Shortt

Dolores Arlene Shortt, 85, a lifetime Aberdeen resident, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, surrounded by family at Grays Harbor Health & Rehab Center in Aberdeen, following an extended illness.

Dolores was born on March 20, 1927, in Aberdeen to James and Audrey (Brown) Petticore. She attended school in Aberdeen. She loved gardening, small animals, and was a good cook. She had taught all her kids how to cook. Many people have crossed her path and are the better for it. She loved to help young people learn respect and love. She welcomed many to her table. Worked hard to raise her family with good Christian Values.

Dolores is survived by daughters, Sharon and husband, Dan Haavisto of Shelton, Sherian Boice of Vancouver, Wash., Laurie Shortt of Aberdeen, Robyn McPherson of Oregon City, Ore.; son, Willard Melvin Marable of Aberdeen; grandchildren, Chris Minor of Mt. Vernon, Cassandra Haavisto of Maple Valley, Wash., Courtney McKay of Aberdeen, Beau Shortt of Aberdeen, Carter Boice of Vancouver, Wash. and David McPherson of Oregon City, Ore.; great-grandchildren, Emily and husband, James Stewart of Mt. Vernon, Nathan Minor of Ellensburg, Wesley Minor of Mt. Vernon, Wash., Rebecca Haavisto of Vancouver, Wash., Lauren Haavisto with U.S. Navy; great-great-grandchildren, Gabriel Haavisto of Vancouver, Wash., Hector Haavisto of Vancouver and yet to be born, Madeline Christine Stewart to be of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; niece, Ann Gordon of Calif.; and James and JoAnn Post and families; as well as her faithful dog, Piper.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marclyn and her husband Jerry McLane;, daughter, Susan L. Marable; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Her family will miss her.

There will be a Celebration of Dolores’s life at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012; in Fern Hill Funeral Home. A reception will follow in Fern Hill’s Dorothy Mann Reception Hall.

The family suggests that donations be made to either Floyd & Delores Jones Cancer Institute, PO Box 900, Seattle, WA 98111 or The Friendship House, 513 N. ‘G’ St., Aberdeen, WA 98520.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.