Cary Benson was born to Janet Louis Benson and James Michael Benson on March 19, 1977, at Norwalk, California. He was the second born, the first being his older brother Michael Benson. After his birth, his younger sister, Stacey Benson, was born. Throughout his life, he was raised by his birth parents and later was taken in by the Nobles along with his sister. Many times they went to the beach and participated in many family activities with the Nobles. He married Ashley Noyes on August 11, 2009, at Ada County Court in Boise, Idaho. The ceremony was short but their love was not. They were happily married for 11 years before his unfortunate passing. He was a landscaper for a long time, his most recent employment being at the Heritage Middle School in Meridian, Idaho. He was forcibly retired on August 28, 2019, because he had been diagnosed with cancer and could no longer work. He took pride in the beautiful things he put hard work into. This included his children. He had five kids and constantly bragged about all of them. Three of his children he had not even participated in conceiving but he loved all five of them the same. He battled with his cancer for a long year, five weeks, and four days before unfortunately passing on October 6th, 2020. He had a passionate love for longboarding and taught his third and fourth born how to longboard. His firstborn tried her best but she has a bad equilibrium. He was an active football fan and his favorite team was the San Francisco 49ers.
Survived by his wife, Ashley Benson; his children, Elizabeth Noyes, Mackenzie Annino, Matthew Benson, Janet Benson, and James Benson; his father, James Benson of Hemet, California; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael Benson and Trica Bucanon-Benson, and their daughter, Evie Benson; his sister and her husband, Stacey Benson and Matthew Gonzalez, and their children, Gabriel Gonzalez, Seth McGinnis, and Shelby Gonzalez. Cary is also survived by his much loved pets, his dog, Blu Benson, and his cats, Maxwell the Third (Max) and Prince, called Root Beer by Cary
Thank you to the people who helped his fight with cancer. Mary Beth from St. Luke’s and Dr. Schoctor from OHSU.
“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It is all the love you want to give, but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat and the hollow part in your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go. ” -Anonymous
Cary’s memorial is to be held on his birthday in California.