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Baldwin-Fairchild Ivanhoe Funeral Home

1150 South Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL

OBITUARY

Clarice Winnifred Shortt

September 18, 1928September 27, 2017

On September 27, 2017, Clarice Shortt aka Mrs. Carroll Lee Shortt (nee Clarice Nelson) left her family in Orlando, Florida and joined her husband, Lee Shortt, who had passed twenty-three years earlier. For 48 years, together with her husband, Clarice guided her family with love and wisdom. After his passing on April 2, 1994, she became the center of the Shortt family – the glue that kept everyone together. She will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved her. Throughout her life, Clarice was unusually strong and independent. As a young bride and mother of three surviving children, she travelled with her career soldier husband around the world to exotic locales including Alaska, Turkey, and Hawaii, making lifelong friends wherever they went. Clarice was a true lady, and always made an impression; she was known and appreciated for her warmth, grace, and kindness. She took great pains to show her love and respect for the people in her life, and that was reflected back to her by the strong devotion of her friends and family. Clarice was fearless, and never lost her strong independence. At 89, she continued to live life to the fullest - driving her own car, living in her own home and refusing to let age define what she could do. Mrs. Clarice W. Shortt was the only daughter of Wilhelm Nelson and Melinda Tollefson, of Detroit Lakes Minnesota. Her daughter and eldest granddaughter were with her at the time of her death. She is survived by her three children, Terrence Lee Shortt, Donnette Adamczyk, and Stephen B Shortt, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 2, 2017

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 2, 2017

Memories

Clarice Winnifred Shortt

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Nichole Crowl

October 3, 2017

Mrs. Schortt was a person not to be forgotten. Easy to love, she was a true conversationalist. Smart, funny and wise. We will miss you.

Sharon Walker

October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017
We will remember Clarice with her outgoing smile and personality. Clarice you will be missed by family and friends.. until we all meet again. Bill and Sharon Walker

Sandra OConnor

October 1, 2017

Rest in peace Clarice. I always enjoyed your weekly visits to the salon with Bennet. I looked forward to sharing stories with you. You ALWAYS asked about my sons. Thank you for thinking of my youngest & sharing a stuffed animal with him. He loves it to this day. Soar with the Angels my beautiful Clarice. You are back in the arms of your true love. Love reunites. You will be missed.

Tracy Richardson

October 1, 2017

Clarice was a wonderful neighbor. She always had a smile and kind comments these past 12 years. A great lady that will be truly missed...

Iona Lucas

September 28, 2017

So sorry for the loss of Clarice to the family. She was a true lady.

Sherr Juett

September 28, 2017

My love and sympathy goes out to Clarice's family, who I was fortunate enough to get to know through my 23 plus years as Clarice's friend. I will miss her so much, so many memories and such a good, dear friend. May she rest in peace as she reunites with her beloved husband, Lee. Sherry

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY