James Basley Short

Short, James Basley
Died at his home in Peoria, Arizona on November 19, 2013. He was 89. One of 6 children of John Wesley Short and Anna Carl, he was born January 11, 1924 on Foots Creek, near Gold Hill, Oregon. Jim volunteered for military service, and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during WWII, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Coral (Hilkey) Short; 3 sons, Jim, John and Tom; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. We will remember Jim as a loving husband, caring father and proud grandfather who could find a spot in his heart for everyone he knew.
No services are planned.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 30, 2013