Lea Merrie Short POST- Memorial services for Lea Merrie Short, 56, of Ruidoso Downs, N.M. will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Post with Dr. Jerry Koch officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hudman Funeral Home of Post. Lea died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at her home in Ruidoso Downs. She was born in Lubbock on November 12, 1956 to Sid and Mary Florence Cross. She grew up in Post and later moved to Ruidoso Downs where she trained racehorses. She is survived by one daughter, Cassie and husband Randal Petty of Westbrook; one son, Casey and wife Mindy Short of Post; one sister, Sandee Cross of Post; and three grandchildren, Kelby Short of Post and Carter and Carson Petty of Westbrook. She was preceded in death by a sister: Micah Cross on July 28, 2005 and by her husband: Mike Short on November 16, 2002.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Nov. 17, 2012