Jayden Caleb Benson was born to Monica Itchon and Michael Benson on May 12, 2003 in Murray, Utah. He passed away in Taylorsville, Utah on October 21, 2020. The lives of Jayden’s family and friends have been shattered by his passing and our lives are forever changed.
Jayden was a loving, fun, compassionate young man whom we all were very proud. He was intelligent, inquisitive, kind, and always had a new joke to share. In his younger years, Jayden played Junior Jazz and played flag football for JL Sorensen Recreation Center with his brothers Preston and Jordan.
Jayden attended Taylorsville High School as a senior. He excelled in his favorite class (welding), under the instruction of Mr. Groveaux, whom he highly respected. Jayden was creative and made beautiful woodworking projects which the family will forever treasure having. He loved playing Xbox with his uncle, brothers, friends and cousins. Jayden also enjoyed fishing, watching and learning the game of rugby, and was a hard-core Dallas Cowboys fan.
His pride and joy was his 1991 Jeep Cherokee which he acquired this summer. He cherished working with his Uncle CJ and cousin DJ in making it mechanically sound and was very appreciative for their assistance. Jayden had a small yet very important and special circle of friends from Taylorsville High School whom he loved.
Jayden is survived by his parents, step-mother Sabrina Ahmad, grandparents Lynn Itchon, Ted and Ann Itchon, Scott and Krystal Benson, Dee and Roger Forgeron; Michelle and Adam Houasli and Grandma Marilynn; great-grandparents Deanna and Frank Fredella and Chuck and JoAnne Phillips; sisters Azia, Makaylah and Makynlee; brothers Preston, Jordan and Damon; uncles Thomas, Ken and CJ; Aunt Michelle; 7 cousins and 1 niece. The Benson side of the family contains many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. Jayden had a large extended family and loved spending time with all of us.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Pastor Lynn Miller Jackson of Hilltop United Methodist Church for conducting the memorial service. Our coworkers, friends and neighbors are thanked for their outpouring of love, prayers, cards, flowers and meals. We are thankful to Jayden’s special friends, Nina, Sierrah, Holly and Jaycob for the cards, flowers and comforting visits, and for Emma in creating the front yard memorial. The staff of Taylorsville High School is thanked for their concern and understanding. Memorial Redwood Mortuary is thanked for their professionalism and care during this incredibly challenging time. We also thank Unified P.D. for looking for and locating Jayden.
Face coverings are required to enter the Memorial Redwood Mortuary building. Because of COVID-19 restrictions the memorial service is limited to family members and a few invitees. The memorial service will be a casual event but dress as you like.
UNI CrisisLine 801-587-3000
National Suicide Prevention 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-273-talk
Life Story Info
My heart is forever broken. Please know that my heart is aching for each one of you. Jayders was a true light in our lives. I will never forget the minute he was born into this world. He was an amigo to Pres and Zacky, very much adored his sister Azia from the day he recognized her little voice. Those 4 kids made me a mother. I will forever cherish the time I spent with Jayden. My condolences can never be deep enough for each person. My words continue to fail me as they will forever. We love you “baby” Jayden Caleb. 💔🤟🏼
He was in my history class as a Sophomore. He was a funny kid, and we sat with a group of our friends in the back. He usually had something funny to add to the conversation. He was a good kid, I hope the best for his family.