Beatrice Short Gamble of Laurel passed away on June 27, 2021 at Seasons Hospice. 

She was born in Wilmington to the late Floyd and Edith Foraker Short. Beatrice had been a secretary for Boy Scouts of America for many years. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Gamble. She was also preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters. Beatrice is survived by a brother, John R. Short and a sister, Margery Short Wilson, her nephew, Leroy Edler, Jr. (Linda) and several other nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews, all of whom she adored. 

Beatrice loved driving around in her “tank” the Buick Rivera. She also loved her dog, Jake, who was her buddy, companion and protector. 

A service was held on Monday, July 5 at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home in Wilmington. Burial was in Gracelawn Memorial Park. To send condolences visit: