Obituary: Lois Scent Short

Lois Scent Short (1943-2022) died in Bozeman, MT on Sunday, February 20, 2022, after a brief illness. Lois was born in Dayton, KY, the youngest child of Charles Richard and Esther Williams Scent. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY, where she met and married her husband, Dwight.

They lived in Louisville, KY, Winston-Salem, NC, and Gaithersburg, MD while Dwight was in medical school and training and serving in the United States Navy. They returned to the Louisville, KY area where they lived until Dwight retired, then moved to Bozeman, MT over twenty years ago.

Their travels have taken them across North America and to Europe, South America, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

She was extremely proud of her family and loved her family, and she was a loyal and generous friend to many. She enjoyed attending her grandsons’ football games and concerts, watching University of Kentucky basketball, fly-fishing with family and friends, reading, doing puzzles and solving word games. of all kinds (a passion she passed on to her grandsons).

Lois is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Dwight Short; his daughter, Kimberly Short Kirk, her husband Ben and their sons, Bryan and Evan of Charlotte, North Carolina; and her daughter, Meredith Short and her partner, Johnny Martin of Edinburgh, Scotland. Also survived by his brothers-in-law, Michael Short, Barry Short and Gary Short (Sherri); and his nephews and nieces.

Lois was predeceased by her parents; his brother, Richard Kenneth Scent; and her sister, Sara Katherine Scent.

Family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the Riverside Country Club in Bozeman, MT. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in Lois’ memory at the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, PO Box 7021, Bozeman, MT 59771 or Run Dog Run, PO Box 11508, Bozeman, MT 59719.

Interment of Lois’ ashes in Richmond, KY is scheduled for early summer.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. []

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