Charlotte Ann (Bowman) Short was born in Reeds Spring, Mo., in 1940 and grew up in Springfield, Mo.
She married David Short in 1958 and they had six children, one of whom died at an early age.
She is survived by a brother; her husband; five children; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, some by blood, some by marriage and many who simply adopted her.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at First Assembly of God.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.