August 7, 1945 - September 17, 2014

Marcia Short - Jr. Portrait ~ Marcia Short - 1963 - Sr. Portrait

Marcia Short Dean ~ recent

Marcia of Kiona passed peacefully with her family by her side on September 17, 2014. She was born to Morris and Genevieve Short on August 7, 1945.

She was a retired bus driver for the Richland School District, where she worked for 25 years. She remained lifetime friends with many of the students who rode her bus.

She had a strong passion and love for NASCAR, so much so that she became an administrator for Dale Earnhardt Junior & Intimidator Reality Fans Facebook page, which led to friendships nationwide. Many memories were created with Marcia on the farm, from racing trucks and four-wheelers in the mud, to riding horses, and playing with the many animals which Marcia loved so much.

Anytime people were around Marcia, they knew they would be in for a laugh. The moment her contagious laugh broke out, the entire room followed in suit. She had a big heart and touched the lives of everyone around her.

Marcia was preceded in death by her much loved mother and father, loving sister Norma ('53), and her favorite son-in-law, Grady.

Marcia is survived by her husband, Carl "Butch" Dean ('64), her two children, Brenda Dean Wilkerson ('82) and James Dean ('86), ten grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren, along with a large extended family and many many friends.

Marcia requested not to have a formal service. The family will organize a celebration of life at a future date and will send invitations to family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society. guest book opened till 10/24/14

Express your thoughts and memories in the online guest book at Hillcrest Memorial Center