Vivian Short

Vivian Short

Tuesday, October 28th, 1924 Sunday, April 14th, 2019

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Obituary for Vivian Amelia Short


Vivian Amelia Sophie Short was the oldest of three daughters and was born on October 28, 1924 in Walsh, Illinois to Rudolph & Olga Kloth. Shortly after her family moved to Chester, Illinois.

She attended Chester High School where she met her high school sweetheart John Allen Short Jr.

Upon graduation from high school Vivian and 2 girlfriends moved to Chicago and she went to work in the Merchandise Mart building so she could be close to John who was in the Navy stationed at Great Lakes Naval Station during WWII.

On May 11, 1944 Vivian married her high school sweetheart John, to whom she was married for almost seventy one years until John's passing.

Vivian and her family lived in St Louis, Chicago, and San Diego, prior to moving to Northridge on July 1, 1971. She lived in her home in Northridge for almost 48 years until her passing.

Vivian was an active member of several Lutheran congregations, including Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Vivian is survived by her daughter Patti (Reid), son John III (Sue), Grandchildren: Laurel (Daniel), Ryan (Lexi), John IV, Daniel, Jim, and great grandchildren Hailey, Joel, Christopher, Raegan and Olivia. She is also survived by her two sisters,four nieces, and a nephew.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Chapel of the Oaks
    22601 Lassen Street
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    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
  • Interment

    Oakwood Memorial Park
    22601 Lassen St.
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Judy & Herb Moore has honored the life of Vivian Amelia Short by planting a memorial tree.
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Diane Bockhorn Esala & family

We are holding you close in prayer for comfort and strength as you face the loss of your dear mother.
Comment | Posted at 07:19pm via Condolence

Judy & Herb Moore

For my first, second Mom, such a special LADY. Rest In Peace sweet Vivian. Love you
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