Shannon Rutherford (Bennett) passed away on December 2, 2018. She will be sorely missed by everyone who had the honor to know her. Her journey of life began in McCook NE on September 25, 1981. Born to Father Kelly Bennett and Mother Mellody Kehr. Shortly after birth the family relocated to Colorado. In April of 1988 Vista Ca, became her home until the age of 16 when she moved back to Co in 1997. She continued her studies in high school and worked as a waitress for Rev. Taylor’s and Garden Café in Niwot Co. Shannon was an extraordinary artist. She made works of art that touched the soul. Her truest passion and talent were shown in her work making cakes and pastries. She worked in retail using these talents, but her career really started when she worked as a pastry chef for Whole foods market in 2003. Not only did she love her work, but she also made many lifelong friendships while working there. Following her career in retail she started her own business making deserts and cakes. She held several positions as a chef in many restaurants throughout Boulder County. Her two proudest moments were when she married Shawn Rutherford on June 9, 2007 and welcomed their son Chayse Rutherford on December 20, 2010. She will mostly be remembered for her beautiful smile, contagious laugh and her amazing sense of humor. She had the face of true beauty and the heart of an angel. She is preceded in death by son Chance Rutherford, Brother Tallan Shawn Bennett, Grandfather Chester Bennett and many great uncles and a great aunt. She is survived by her Grandmother Lois Bennett of Niwot Co. Father and stepmother, Kelly and Lori Bennett of Longmont Co. Twin sister, and brother-in-law Sharon and Brian Guse of Longmont Co, Shawn Rutherford and son Chayse Rutherford of Loveland Co, Birth mother Mellody Kehr Wilson of Goshen IN, Adoptive mother Tina Bennett of Vista Ca, Uncle and aunt Kirk and Terry Bennett of Longmont Co, Uncle and Fiancé Kris Bennett and Carol Moore of Niwot Co. Great Aunt Arlene Werkmiester of Longmont Co, Half-sister's Arielle and Megan Bennett, 4 nieces and 1 nephew of Longmont Co. Many cousins and extended family.
To remember Shannon’s life, there will be a celebration of life/memorial gathering in January of 2019. Details to follow.
There's still time to send flowers to the Memorial Gathering at the Carroll-Lewellen Funeral home at 2:00 PM on January 13, 2019.
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