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Paul F Short

November 22, 1928 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Paul Short Obituary

Paul F. Short

November 22, 1928 - November 7, 2023

Paul passed away November 7, 2023,15 days short of his 95th birthday. In January 2023 Paul

moved to Seasons Assisted Living in Farr West Utah, relocating there after over 30 years in

Twin Falls, Idaho.

Born in Rupert, Idaho, to Horace F. and Pearl B. (Spears) Short. Paul had two sisters, Mable

(Charles) and Retha (Lawson) and nine brothers, Ray, Ralph, Roy, Reid, Earl, Verl, Hugh, Calvin and Alvin.

He married Olive Rice of Minidoka, Idaho. They raised three children, Dana (Powers), Paul L.

(Bim) and Stan. They divorced in 1981. In 1986 Paul married Barbara Rice of Burley, Idaho and

gained two daughters, Terri Pooler and Brenda Rice of Twin Falls Idaho.

After finishing high school in Rupert, Paul was drafted into the US Army and served in Germany.

Upon his discharge, he returned to Rupert and worked several jobs before attending Idaho State and Utah State universities, receiving his civil engineering degree. After graduation, Paul

took a job with the Idaho State Highway Department. In 1964 Paul began a career with the US Forest Service which took him to St. Anthony Idaho, Ogden Utah and Bishop California. Paul

was proud of his career. Paul co-owned a sporting goods store with his good friend Dick Ryan. After retiring from the US Forest service and selling the sporting goods store, Paul and Barbara

moved to Twin Falls, Idaho.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, his parents, his first wife, Olive, his daughter Brenda Rice and all of his 11 siblings. Paul is survived by four children: Dana Powers,

Harrisville Utah, Paul (Joni) Short, Plain City Utah, Stan (Linda) Short, Bloomington Illinois, Teri (Rod) Pooler, Twin Fall Idaho and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews

and a few good friends.

A brief graveside service will be held November 16, 2023, at 2:00 Sunset Memorial Park, 2296 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho.

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Graveside Service
November 16, 2023

2:00 PM
Sunset Memorial Park
2296 Kimberly Road
Twin Falls, ID 83301


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