Elliot Alexander Benson was born on November 17, 2007 in Pullman, Washington to his parents Regan and Aaron Benson. Shortly afterward, he moved with his family to Lubbock, Texas where he enjoyed going to the park with friends and loved riding his bike as fast as possible.
In 2014, at almost seven years old, Elliot moved closer to extended family in Salt Lake City, Utah. As Elliot grew into himself he found he enjoyed being outside, skiing, and playing and planning Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. He played soccer and dove on the diving team at full speed and with full zeal. Elliot was kind and joyful. The impact he had on those around him is immeasurable. His laugh was recognizable from across the room and he was known for wearing a T-shirt and shorts, even in the freezing cold. He enjoyed playing the saxophone in his school’s jazz band and was an expert with little kids. He was always the first to make them laugh. He was passionate, enjoyed making friends, teaching others, and, when asked what his favorite subject to study was, Elliot enthusiastically replied: “Star Wars”. Elliot was a light. His comforting energy could be felt no matter what you needed, whether that be a laugh or a good cry.
Elliot departed from this life April 4, 2022. His loss is felt by many, but his love and light are not dimmed. He is survived by his parents, Regan and Aaron Benson, his brother Noah (16), his sisters, Alba (11), and Millie (7), his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, who all love him dearly.
To greet the family, visitation will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1930 S 2100 E, from 9:30-10:45 with a funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. The graveside interment will follow directly after the funeral service at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E 1300 S. SLC UT. For those who wish to watch the service via Zoom, you may do so with the following link:
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Flowers can be sent to Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, SLC UT.
Remembrances can be made in the form of donations to the Huntsman Mental Health Institute.