Bonnie Kerrigan passed away on Aug. 27, 2019, at her home in Wickenburg, Ariz. She was born on March 25, 1934, to Henry Hanson and Edna Hanson-Mastalka in Denver, Colo. Bonnie had a great passion for her family, quilting, cruising the oceans, and following both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs.
Bonnie was a miracle. She was the second youngest female in the United States to have been diagnosed with having a heart attack at the age of 34. At 36 she went to Rochester to have an experimental bypass surgery. The doctors graved a mammary artery into her heart along with the typical veins from her legs. She was given a 10-year life expectancy. She continued to amaze her physicians living to age 85. She lived every day packing as much joy and happiness into her life knowing her time was limited. She stayed busy and enjoyed the things she loved, making sure she squeezed a cruise in every year. Her last cruise was her favorite having had to wait two extra years for the New Locks through the Panama Canal to be completed so that she could cruise in the inaugural trip through the Canal on the Norwegian Bliss, the first passenger ship through the New Locks.
After Bonnie raised her children, she went to work as a technical writer for Garrett Corporation, which was acquired by Allied-Signal Aerospace and then merged with Honeywell, where she met many life-long friends before retiring in Wickenburg.
Bonnie is survived by her three children Mike Kerrigan (Sandy), Kathleen Kerrigan-Abbuhl (Richard), and Teresa Kerrigan; her brother Frank Mastalka, her sister Barbara Youngblood; and seven grandchildren Mickale, Ashley, Michael, Tim, Tyller, Brian, and Ricky; and six great grandchildren Jordyn, Braydon, Dylan, Weston, Brock, Carter, Madison and Mason. She was preceded in death by former husband, Louis R. Kerrigan, and her sisters, Cheryl Ann Moore and Marilyn Haynes.
In accordance with Bonnie’s wishes, the family will have a private graveside service at her internment in Littleton, Colo.
Friends may offer online condolences at www.wickenburgfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements made under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home and Crematory.