Benny William Capp, age 12, left us on May 3, 2017, far too soon. He was born on August 5, 2004 in Bellingham to Cade Capp and Kelli Swanson. Benny filled the lives of those around him with his love, affection, empathy, strength, honesty, laughter and pride. Benny’s twelve years were lived fast, fun, and fearlessly. His boundless energy kept everyone on their toes. He never let the “rules” interfere, and could not be stopped when there was an adventure in front of him. Whether it was a bike, a skateboard, a snowboard or a slip n’ slide he had no fear. He was constantly striving to do “something fun!” and loved playing football with his friends at school, or with his brothers on the weekends. He was the laughter, the jokes, the noise, the magic, wherever he went. He invented a language all his own, a self identified “Savage Master.” Benny was the kid we all wanted to be in school. He was confident, charismatic and hilarious. His smile was infectious, his heart enormous, and he taught everyone the meaning of determination. When he did slow down it was to get back scratches from his loved ones, snuggle his baby brothers or lay with his best friend, Pirate. When you saw Benny with his brothers you saw his whole heart. Benny left a legacy far larger than most in the time we had him and he will never be forgotten. We will all do our best to embrace the joy in everything and strive to Live Like Benny. Benny is survived by his mom Kelli Rae (Chad) Swanson, dad Cade William (Ana) Capp, brothers Jaxon Kness, Griffin Capp, Emmett Swanson, and Crosby Swanson, and Pirate T. Dog – the best dog ever, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.
A celebration of Benny’s joyful life will be held on Saturday May 20 th 2:00pm at Moles Farewell Tributes – Bellingham, reception to follow. It wouldn’t be a celebration of Benny’s life without candy and donuts.