Shiela Frances (LaChambre) Benson (1936 - 2013)

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Shiela Frances (LaChambre) Benson, of Bozeman, passed from this world due to complications from chemotherapy at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Shiela is survived by her husband of 54 years, Rick, two sons, Mick (Karen) Benson of Anchorage, Alaska, and Chris (Sandy) Benson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and two grandsons.

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

Shiela 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.

A memorial mass will be held at the Holy Rosary Church in mid-October. An announcement will be placed in the Bozeman Chronicle.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (, to the V Foundation (, or another charitable organization of your choice.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2013
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