Shiela Frances Benson


Shiela Frances (LaChambre) Benson, of Bozeman, Mont., 77, died due to complications from chemotherapy at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

A Memorial Mass will be held at the Holy Rosary Parish in Bozeman in mid-October. An announcement will be placed in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

She was born in Missoula on March 11, 1936. After graduating from the University of Montana in 1958 with a degree in home economics, she taught high school home economics in Polson before marrying Rick. She served a career as a dedicated Army wife, professional volunteer and wonderful homemaker.

She and Rick retired from military service and moved to Bozeman in 1987, where she taught as a substitute teacher at Anderson School and volunteered at the Museum of the Rockies.

She lived in Glasgow for a short time during the time her husband was in the service.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Rick; two sons, Mick Benson and his wife, Karen, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Chris Benson and his wife, Sandy, of Colorado Springs, Colo .; and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (, to the V Foundation (, or to another charitable organization of your choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service,


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