On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Shannon Lynn Colson was found eternally resting in her Yarmouth home at the age of 48.
Shannon was born on May 1, 1970 in Brunswick, ME to Frederick Helms and Constance Crystol. She received her high school diploma from Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham in 1989.
On April 23, 1993 she married Samuel S. Colson. They had one daughter, Kaleigh and one son, Christian before separating in 1998.
Shannon took pride in her work volunteering with local soup kitchens across the state. She was an avid animal lover who got joy from rescuing pets from shelters and distressed homes. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was a big country music fan. She was known for her silly antics and infectious personality. She was kind and a ray of light for so many.
Shannon was preceded in death by her father Frederick Helms, her mother Constance Cox, and her step father Darrell Cox. She is survived by her partner Rick Brown, her children Kaleigh and Christian Colson, her step children Zechariah and Rebecca Brown, her brothers Joseph Cox and Scott Helms, her grandsons Parker Wheaton and Carson Brown, two nephews, several cousins, and many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Rogers Cemetery On Cathance Road in Topsham at 12pm.
In lieu of flowers please consider sending cards and donations to her children to 91 Wassau Street, Millinocket, ME 04462.