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Obituary for Eloise Short LaReau

Eloise Short LaReau, wife of Harvey Harold LaReau, Jr., passed away on October 16, 2019.
She is a 22 year resident of Dawsonville and has lived in Georgia for 45 years. Born in Roanoke, VA, and graduating from William Byrd High School, she grew up in a simpler time and had a great fondness for an impressive lightning storm, a breathtaking view of the mountains, a brilliant sunset and the sweet softness of a baby. These inspired in her a tremendous awe of God.
She baked beautiful and delicious cakes and cookies for all occasions. She was an accomplished seamstress and adept at crocheting and knitting as well. Each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren have at least one “Meema blanket” which she specifically designed and made for them. She was exceptionally good with children and got so much joy out of loving and playing with them. All the members of her family cherished the many camping trips with her, making waffles in the morning, working puzzles and playing board games together. She was always smiling and giving hugs, and like her father, she put others first.
She couldn’t speak more than a few words the last year of her life, and none the last few months, but you could tell in her countenance when she looked at Harvey, her husband of 46 years, she thought he hung the sun, moon and stars. He was her everything.
Eloise is survived by her great-granddaughters Nylah Young and Nevaeh Young; grandchildren Erica Young (Josh), Christian Fulbright, Gabriel Fulbright, Joshua Brown, Dashiel LaReau, and Sam Stellberg; son Harvey Harold LaReau, III (Kiri Soares); daughters Angela Fulbright Kiertekles (Ray), Robin LaReau Brown (Bill), and Christina Anthony (Eddie), and husband Harvey Harold LaReau, Jr.; as well as her sister Carol Richardson; brothers Jim Short (Shirley) and George Short (Ernie); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father George “Pete” Short; mother Dorothy “Dot” Hayden Short; sisters Jean Hutson (Earl), Ellen Lotts; and brother Ralph Short (Barbara).
The viewing will be on Wednesday October 23, 2019 at 1:30PM at Cornerstone Christian Church, 236 Etowah River Road in Dawsonville, GA 30534 where she has been a faithful member for many years. The funeral service will follow at 3:00PM. There will be an opportunity for whomever would like, to share thoughts and memories of Eloise during the service. Interment services will be held on Thursday October 24, 2019 at 1:30PM at Georgia National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate your thoughts in cards.
Condolences may be expressed at
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.