Lloyd Raymond "Ray" Short died Aug. 24, 2017, at his home in Delta. He was 95.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Cedaredge.
Lloyd Raymond Short was born March 2, 1922, to Lloyd and Jean (Fall) Short in Gilman. He spent his childhood and attended school in the North Fork area. He enrolled in the Redvale Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC Camp) when he was 17 to help provide for his family. Upon discharge from the CCC, he joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II.
On Dec. 18, 1948, he married Cepha Owens. They lived in Telluride most of their married life. They were married 35 years before her death.
Mr. Short enjoyed fishing, hunting, horseback riding, helping family and friends, jeeping and visiting with the customers and employees of Delta Walmart.
He is survived by his brother, Donald Short; numerous nieces and nephews; and Christene Ingram.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cepha; brothers, Earl, Jack, Bob and Wayne; and sisters, Margie, Clarabelle, Rita and Dorothy.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.