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Leavitt's Mortuary
Wednesday December 9th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Leavitt's Mortuary
Thursday December 10th, 2020

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Nedra Short

In the early morning hours of December 4, 2020, Nedra Joyce Yaunt Short, 77, quietly slipped from this life after fighting with all she had from a lengthy battle with COPD. Nedra was born in Clearfield, Utah to Benjamin Franklin and Geneive Walker Yaunt on Aug 22, 1943. She graduated from Davis High School. She married Gerald Ray Short and together they raised three daughters; Danette (Daniel) Maisey, Garee (Kevin) Davis, and Tania (Cameron) Swaner.  She was a wonderful grandma to Jessica, Kiersten, Braxton (Jordyn), Trista, Haylee (Tyler), Quade, Taydan, Tyeson, Colbey and Trey. She was also a fabulous GG to RockLynn, Rusten, Tytan, Rory and Blakelee. Nedra worked briefly at the Defense Depot Ogden where she met her husband and she spent years as a teacher's aide at Riverdale Elementary where she loved helping and teaching children to read.  Nedra was a woman of many talents. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning her harvest, reading to her babies and spending time with family. She especially loved Christmas and creating the magic of the holiday through gifts, decorations, candy, food and family gatherings. She worked diligently to learn astrology and researching her genealogy. She loved golfing, bowling and supporting her kids and grandkids in all of their endeavors. She was most proud of her "hole in one" at Riverside Golf Course.  Nedra is survived by her daughters and their spouses, her grandkids and great grandkids, her brother Lynn (Andra) Yaunt, sisters; Barbara Christensen and Beverly Riley, brother-in-law Ron (Shelly) Baty, and sister-in-law Carol Baty Jenkins, many neices, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, mother-in-law Lois (Bill) Bailey, sister Evalyn (Hal) Draper, brother in laws Clyde Christensen, Howard Riley, Bob (Linda) Short, and sister-in-law Darlene (Clyde) Nelson.  Special thanks to Autumn, Emily, Shannon, and Michelle of Symbii Hospice and neighbors Curt and Deb Nations for the love and care they showed over the years.  A Viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. and before the services Thursday, December 10th from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah  Services will follow Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Due to colder temperatures, the dedication of the grave for both Nedra and Gerald will be held in the spring at Leavitts Cremation Garden.  Due to COVID-19 Masks are required for attendance. To send flowers to Nedra's family, please visit our floral store.

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Thank you for sharing this! I miss her so much!

Jessica barnett Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

On December 4th we lost one of our very best friends. Nedra has been in our lives longer than I can remember. We miss her today and can't believe she's gone from our families lives. She was much loved by each of us.
She was one of the most compassionate women we have ever met. Nedra was an amazing gift presenter and she got so much joy from giving. She always thought more of others than herself.
Curt is still taking her mail over to her home after doing it for so many years. It will be a while for us to remember she's in Heaven with her loved ones.
Rest with the angels Nedra and hug Lorri for us.
A huge thank you to her girls and grandchildren for sharing her with us. Bless you all and you will always be in our prayers. Love Curt and Deb and Family

Deb Nations Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM

I am Nedra's first cousin. Our mothers were sisters and we lived fairly close in Clearfield. A remembrance I have of Nedra was when she was a young girl our Grandma Walker didn't like to be alone at night, so Nedra would go and stay the night with her. She did this for several years and her and Grandma became very close. As we got older and each got married we moved in different directions we didn't see each other. I would have liked to have been to the funeral today but was not able to make it. We did watch it on the internet, so our thoughts were with you this day. I have many fun memories of Nedra.

Ken and Joan Dearden Dec 10 2020 12:00 AM

I love this lady. Whenever I seen her she always took time to check in with me to see how everything was going. I'll always be grateful for the amazing ladies she raised.
You'll be greatly missed.
Forever your horizontal Heidi

HH Dec 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nedra Short

Carol Kirk Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

You will be greatly missed and always loved. Rest In Peace

Carol Kirk Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

I think of all of you often with fond memories. I enjoyed working with Nedra and think very highly of her and the whole family. My thoughts and prayer are with you. Meredith Tensmeyer

Meredith Tensmeyer Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

Awe thanks mom

Jes Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nedra Short

Aloha Whitney Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

Nedra was a dear friend throughout our years at Riverdale Elementary. We had many good conversations; the best were just being there to be a listening ear for each other. She always had such a positive attitude.

Aloha Whitney Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

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