Shya Makenzy Benson, 13 years old, died March 13, 2022 at her home in Moorhead, under the loving care of her mother.
Shya was born July 22, 2008 to Kelly Benson in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. She lived in Fargo, ND from the age of 1 through 6 years old, then moved to South Dakota for 2 years, and finally to Moorhead in 2017. Shya was attending the 8th grade at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead.
Shya’s family lovingly called her “our little angel” and she will be remembered always for her happy and smiley personality. She loved listening to music, watching Disney movies, swinging and going on walks around the neighborhood. She also enjoyed time with her two cats, Quasi and Desai.
Shya is survived by her mother, Kelly Benson, of Moorhead; grandmother, Cleo Benson, of Grand Forks, ND; great-grandmother, Irene Meiers, of Grand Forks, ND; aunt, Traci Litchy; uncles Randy (Jessica) Benson, Bryan (Karen) Benson and Jared Benson; cousins, Jordan Kurtti, Karley Litchy, Jonah Baquera, Abby Baquera, Lochlan Benson and Cullen Benson, and 2nd cousin, Aiden Kurtti.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Wallace Meiers.