Carol P. Short "Mimi" to all, a long-time resident of Evanston, Illinois, died October 30, 2023, surrounded by her close family. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA, May 1, 1941 and was the third daughter of Geraldine Hayes Pittner and Karl Pittner. With her Associate Degree in Pittsburgh, she married Kenneth Short of Chicago on August 2, 1969, eloping to Ireland. She was a beloved mother, the best Mimi any child could ask for, a dear friend to so many across the country and an active community member.
Her work included freelance advertising for television commercials, and promotions and advertising for WBBM Newsradio in Chicago. She was Facilities Manager for the Women's Club of Evanston, volunteered with the PTA in Evanston and supported women's groups throughout her lifetime. She would do anything and everything for family, children, friends and anyone in need. Carol was an adventurous worldwide traveler, passionate about arts and learning, and a meticulous planner who organized amazing events and parties throughout her work and lifetime. Mimi will be remembered for her fierce determination to accomplish anything she set her mind to, her endless love, support and generosity to others, her contagious laughter and ability to find joy and the positive throughout her life. She leaves behind her loving husband Kenneth Short; her daughter, Carin Dhaouadi; son-in-law, Chokri Dhaouadi; grandchildren, Naseem, Camar and Naima; her dear sister Geraldine Pittner Dezort; beloved nieces and nephews and their extended families; her "baby group friends" in Evanston; her BL. SHEMNS friends in Evanston; Newcomers' friends in Albuquerque and all those friends who Mimi met along the way. Mimi was preceded by her precious first granddaughter Malak Alice Dhaouadi and her much-loved sister Alice Pittner Luksik.
Celebration of Life will be held at French Funeral Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 on Monday, November 6th at 9:30am. For those who cannot attend, a live stream will be available on this website. In lieu of flowers, the Short/Dhaouadi family requests memorial gifts in Carol's honor for Catholic Charities of New Mexico. A private service will be held in Pittsburgh in November.
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