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Lisa Diane Short, age 55, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
She was born April 27, 1961, in Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of Roger and Patricia (Ketes) Holstein.
Lisa married the love of her life, David Short, on Feb. 14, 1987, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. David served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany, where they lived for six years. They also resided in Tacoma, Washington and eventually settled in Dorset, Ohio.
She had a passion for many things, one being music; she began piano lessons at a young age and later taught herself how to play the flute. After high school, she was presented a scholarship to Julliard Music Academy. She attended Arizona State University and studied interior design and bookkeeping. Lisa was a Mary Kay consultant as well as a doTerra representative. Lisa was a devout Christian and a member of Gateway Church. Outside of church, she enjoyed politics and was a true patriot. At home, Lisa loved living in the country, farming, and gardening. She loved flowers and had a green thumb. Lisa was a homemaker, excellent cook, and baker. She was a lifelong learner, avid reader and loved family gatherings.
Lisa was an amazing, selfless woman and always put the needs of others before her own. She had a kind heart, a dynamic personality and a unique relationship with everyone she connected with. Lisa would do anything for anyone. If she knew someone was feeling down or in need, she would make sure that they were thought of, and sometimes that meant sending them care packages, cards, uplifting text messages, and prayers. She had a servant's heart. She left her footprint wherever she went. Lisa truly loved being a mom, and put her family above all else. She was the centerpiece of the family and truly a blessing to all.
Lisa leaves behind her husband of thirty years, David Short; sons, Francis (Nikki), Brian (Sarah LaConte), Jonathan, and Connor Short; daughters, Rebekah and Emily Short; and grandchildren, Natalie, Gabby, Judah, and Aaron Short. She is also survived by her parents, Roger and Patricia Holstein of Phoenix, Ariz.
A celebration of Lisa's life will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Gateway Church, 2300 Austinburg Rd., Ashtabula, followed by a reception. Calling hours will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 5 p.m.
Contributions can be made in Lisa's memory to Gateway Church, 2300 Austinburg Rd., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, is handling the arrangements. www.ducro.com
Published on March 18, 2017
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