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ELIZABETH "LIZA" GRAY BENSON Elizabeth "Liza" Gray Benson, 28, resident of Jackson, Wyoming, passed away suddenly in a skiing accident on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Liza was born June 28, 1984 in Troy, OH and spent her childhood years in Westfield, NJ, and Columbus, OH. After completing her BS in biology from Colby College in Waterville, ME, Liza was pursuing her Physician Assistant's degree from University of Washington. She was slated to graduate from the program in August 2013. Liza was passionate about the outdoors, and led an active lifestyle of soccer matches, sailing, scuba diving, hiking and skiing. Liza is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Bravo Benson; sister Adrienne Benson; brother Peter Coleman Benson; boyfriend Jason Ray; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, Peter Allen Benson. A memorial service was held Friday, February 1, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Jackson, WY. A funeral service was held Monday, February 4, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Troy, OH with interment at Riverside Cemetery in Troy, Ohio. Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com. The family asks that donations be made in Liza's name to: High Fives Foundation, benefiting athletes that have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their passions and hobbies (PO Box 3212, Truckee, CA 96160); Tip Top Search and Rescue (PO Box 400, Pinedale, WY, 82941); the Teton County Search and Rescue (PO Box 1063, Jackson, WY, 83001); or the Physicians' Assistant program (MEDEX) at the University of Washington, Seattle. Paid Obituary
Published in the TC Palm from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2013