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2969 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80303
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Roberta Short

Roberta Barnes Short

Friday, June 29th, 1934 - Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Roberta “Bert” (Sankey) Barnes Short June 29, 1934 – February 13, 2019

Bert Short passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the age of 84. She was a loving mother and friend to her two children Brent Wallace Barnes, (Elsa) and Cynthia Anne Boyd, (Kent Soukup). She adored her five grandchildren, Kimberly Catherine, Heather Elizabeth, Ryan Joseph, and Kent’s two children, Christine (Tom) Jensen and David (Bethany) Soukup. She was blessed to share the early lives of her twin great granddaughters Clara and Sophie, and most recently blessed with the birth of her third great granddaughter Marlowe. She was supported in life by her two sisters, Virginia Boyer and Marian Grande. They had one brother whom they all cherished, Frank Paul Sankey whom proceeded her in death.

Roberta was born to Dr. Robert and Frances Sankey and lived her young life near Pittsburgh, before leaving to graduate from Pennsylvania State University where she was a Kappa Alpha Theta. Bert raised her two children in Virginia as a successful real estate broker in McLean, Virginia. She is proceeded in death by her husband Laurence Anthony Short with whom she shared a wonderful life with world-wide travel, entertainment, golf and tennis. Bert loved to dance, play bridge, host parties, and surround herself with laughter, smiles and happiness. She was frugal to say the least, always had a ready smile, loved her “Bertinis” and shared her laugh as the necessary medicine of life as she was the first to laugh at anything off color or at her expense.

Bert’s service will be on Tuesday, February 26 at 3:00 pm at Saint Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Boulder.

Donations in honor of her life can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 3:00pm
    St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church
    4775 Cambridge Street
    Boulder, Colorado 80301
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    A reception will be held at the Boulder Country Club immediately following the service.


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Angela McLean

Posted at 06:57pm
Cyn Boyd...sincere condolences to you upon the loss of your mother. I saw this obituary here in McLean,VA while I am enjoying the indulgence of time with my youngest grandson. Angela McLean-Tennis Friend @ HHSA

Tina, Carla, Nicky & Mimi Short

Posted at 04:52pm
We are so sorry for the loss of Bert. She is so very appreciated for her love and care for Larry and she will be remembered with sincere fondness and love.

Mimi Short

Posted at 04:48pm
I was so sorry to hear of this loss. Bert was a special person to me and I will always love her for the attention and love she showed me from early on and will miss her. I so appreciate how she was there for Uncle Larry. There really are no words. She is loved and in our hearts and will be remembered so fondly.

Charles D. Short

Posted at 05:13pm
In memory of our cherished sister-in-law whose years of devotion to our beloved brother are remembered with deep appreciation. James, John and Maureen, Joyce and Charles and Jeanne Short


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