Fran Benedetti

Friday, May. 17, 2024
Fran Benedetti
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Fran Benedetti

May 23, 1955 ~ May 4, 2024

On May 4, the heart of our family, Fran, embarked on her next great adventure, leaving this world far too soon. She passed peacefully at the age of 68, surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Utah.

Fran was born on May 23, 1955, in Boise, Idaho, and was the middle child among six siblings. After graduating from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in 1973, Fran pursued a career in nursing, earning her Registered Nursing degree from the College of Southern Idaho in 1976. She married Gary Eugene Benedetti on January 22, 1983, and they welcomed their son, Eric, two years later.

Throughout her adult life, Fran courageously battled cancer and endured the side effects of early, unrefined treatments. Fran worked at various hospitals and clinics, including the Salt Lake Surgical Center, where she specialized in pain management from 1998 until her medical retirement in 2008.

Fran held a profound love for nature and the great outdoors, finding joy and tranquility in the wild landscapes surrounding her. Favorite activities included exploring new trails or simply enjoying the warmth of a campfire under a starlit sky. She and Gary constructed a cabin nestled in the wilderness along the Salmon River of Idaho. An avid reader, Fran had an insatiable appetite for books and could often be found lost in pages that spanned every imaginable genre while relaxing on the deck of their cabin.

Over the past few years, Fran thrived as a beloved mother-in-law and grandmother. She excelled in these roles, forging a special bond with Malia and embracing Bryony as a daughter in spirit and love. Fran’s legacy endures in Malia, mirrored in her appearance, her spirited nature and her profound compassion for others.

Our cherished wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend is lovingly survived by her husband Gary; her son Eric; her daughter Bryony; and her granddaughter Malia. She is preceded by her sister, Lori; her parents Leon and Barbara Frances Kaschmitter; nephew Christopher; and her favorite kitty Sego Lily.

A celebration of life was held on May 9, 2024 at Starks Funeral Parlor. In accordance with her wishes, Fran’s body will be donated to science, a cause she felt strongly about.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary under Fran’s name.

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