Obituary of Cecelia Ann Benoit
Cecelia Benoit passed away peacefully at a Nampa care center on March 31, 2023. Inurnment will be at Star Cemetery, Star, Idaho. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2023 at 1:00pm at the First Christian Church in Nampa under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapels, Caldwell.
Cecelia was born September 27, 1938, in Nampa, Idaho to Dorothy and Cecil Richardson. She is a graduate from Nampa High School. Cecelia worked in Nampa School Lunch Program from the 1970s to the early 1990s. After retiring from the lunch program she became the Sample Queen for Paul's Market in Nampa.
She married Melvin Benoit on January 26, 1958, in Nampa. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary January 26, 2008. Cecelia enjoyed cooking, traveling and socializing with family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Pam and Lorenzo Salas, Deana and Don Winfrey; sister Debra (Butch) Ragsdale, brother Monte (Cindy) Richardson; sisters-in-law Cathy Benoit, Verva Young and Marcella Benoit, brother-in-law John Benoit; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Cecelia is preceded in death by her husband Melvin, her parents, step-mother Frann Richardson, brother Richard Scott, and brothers-in-law Stephen, Tommy and Bob.
A special thank you to Well Springs Care Center for their care, kindness and support.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Cecelia Benoit, please visit Tribute Store