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Robert Stanson Short

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Robert Stanson Short 1960 ~ 2007 "Stan" Robert Stanson Short passed away in his sleep on September 1, 2007. He was born June 5, 1960 to the proud parents of Robert Raymond Short and Dauna Goodfellow Short in Salt Lake City. Stan was a great father and loving husband that touched many lives. He married his first true love and high school sweetheart Norma Jolene Wahlen on August 10, 1978 and was sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple to her and their three children on January 10, 1987. His marriage with Jolene ended in December of 2000. On July 30, 2006, Stan married Debra Petersen. He was an expert skier and advanced scuba diver that took him on many adventures. His travels took him to such places as the Caribbean, Belize, Mexico, Hawaii, and many other exotic places. Many of his fondest memories were made on family trips to Lake Powell. He always had a special love for motorcycles. He started riding motocross dirt bikes at age 11 and later bought his first Harley in 1978. After he bought his first Harley he was hooked and went on many different rides like Sturgis. He started drag racing his Harleys about seven years ago and made quite the name for himself in the NHRA. He went by the name of Psycho Energy for obvious reasons. He had many accomplishments in his life. He touched many lives in his 17 years of serving on the Sandy City Police forces and as a corrections officer. After leaving the force he started a successful counter top and cabinet business. He was also a well respected real estate appraiser. He is survived by his current wife, Debra Petersen Short; his children, Zakary (Kaylene) Short, Erica (Daniel) McDonald, Melissa Short; Debra's children, Katie, Casey, Morgan, Cera; his granddaughter, Brynlee McDonald; Debra's grandchildren, Zoey, Paryn, and Ayden; his sister, Ooma (Mike) Menlove; and all the many lives he saved and touched. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 7th at 11 a.m. at the LDS church at 1187 E. 12300 S. There will be a viewing on Thursday, September 6th at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State St. in Midvale from 6-8 p.m. and Friday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2007
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