Beaver County Fair    

August 23-26​ 2017




Valirie J. Wood Short was born in Milford, Utah on October 2, 1956. She attended Minersville Elementary School and Graduated from Beaver High School.

     Valirie was involved in the Beaver County Fair for many years, she was the Fair Chairman and in charge of the Demolition Derbys.  Valirie also built the Beaver County Fair Booth for several years that represented Beaver County at the Utah State Fair. She won multiple awards at the state level for her creative booth designs.

Valirie has always been a go getter, she was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Relief Society, and Festival of Trees.  Valirie always loved to help organize the 4th of July festivities and she built magnificent floats.  Valirie loved to decorate for Christmas, and loved party/wedding planning.  She enjoyed crafting, doing family activities, shopping Black Friday’s, yard sales, babysitting her grandkids, pine nut hunting with kids, but mostly spending time with family.  Valirie was happy to serve others. 

    Valirie managed the Minersville Swimming Pool for many years and taught Special Education for 22 years.  The citizens of Beaver County were blessed by Valirie’s presence.  Valirie’s children were often “voluntold” to help in the community as well.

     Valirie is the Mother of 4 Children: Teft (Amanda). Landon (deceased), Avery (Jay), and Skyler (Samantha).  She also had 11 Grandchildren, and was proud of them all.

  Valirie’s family truly appreciate this opportunity to honor her as a 2017 Grand Marshal of the Beaver County Fair.


Previous Fair Grand Marshals
2017- Valirie Short
2016- Jack and Pam McMullin
2015- Rick and Kathy Rose

2014- Val and Ila Smith
2013- Karl Truman and Betty Marshall 
2012- Bryan and Helen Sherwood
2011 - Al and Genevre Wallace
2010 - Ruben Dotson and Elma Blackburn
2009 - Richard and Toni Rollins
2008 - Shirley Wright and Marsha Henrie
2007 - Dale and Carla Eyre
2006 - Heber & Colleen Gurr
2005 - Ronald and Sally Rose
2004- Vance & Connie Marshall


Grand Marshal 2017---Valirie Short