Elizabeth "Betty Ann" A (Short) Melikian -- West Warwick

Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home and White Dove Crematory West Warwick - Elizabeth A. “Betty Ann” Melikian, age 68 of Wakefield Street died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Kent Hospital in Warwick. She was the beloved wife of Richard V. Melikian with whom she celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 22, 2012.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James E. and Helen I. (Kenney) Short, she lived on Stonebridge Court in Cranston for fifty years before moving to West Warwick seven months ago. She worked in retail sales. She loved reading, animals and shopping and spending time with her daughter, Kim, who was the love of her life.

Besides her husband she is survived by her daughter Kimberly M. Ragosta of Warwick; her sister Marilyn L. Greene of Moab, UT; her two brothers Thomas L. Short of Charlotte, NC and James Short of Mentor, OH and several nieces & nephews.

Betty Ann is being remembered as a stylish and giving person who could always put a smile on someone else’s face. She was also very nurturing and an excellent listener.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations sent to RISPCA, 86 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915. Information and condolences at

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Reported: 02/01/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)

By: Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home and White Dove Crematory (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)

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