Link to services: https://zoom.us/j/92300298395?pwd=S0dlSW9VMXRZaFdlbUcxOFRGblN5UT09
Bonnie Anne FitzSimons, 67, passed away on December 15, 2021, in Gilbert, AZ, after a fierce three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Bonnie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 31, 1953, but called Gilbert, Arizona, home for most of her life. She is survived by three daughters: Carrie Rauch (Bryan), Shannon Aston (Jordan), Bryce Saline (Nick), and seven grandchildren. She is also survived by her partner, Thomas Kelly, and her three sisters: Donna Ives (Robert), Carol Klyver (John), and Virginia Bradley (Jay), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Preceding her in death were her infant son, James FitzSimons Foster, and her parents, James Morgan FitzSimons and Josephine (Parlo) FitzSimons.
Bonnie loved to spend time with Tom and was especially fond of their holidays together. While she had a passion for Southern food and destinations, she also enjoyed day trips around Arizona, specifically to Jerome and Bisbee, to hunt for antique treasures.
She gave many years of service to her community HOA, making decades-long friendships. Bonnie was a dedicated volunteer with Wreaths Across America and was proud of her winter trips to Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths at the graves of those who have served our country, including her father. She also loved reading, visiting her grandchildren, and caring for her beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback, Truman.
At 11:00 am on Saturday, January 29, 2022, a memorial service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1155 E Ray Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296. Masks are respectfully required by the family.
While flowers are welcome, the family also welcomes memorial contributions to Friends for Life Animal Rescue (where Bonnie found Truman) and PanCan.org (a nonprofit funder of pancreatic cancer research). If you wish to send flowers, they may be sent ahead of time to Bryce Saline at 1538 S. Heritage Drive, Gilbert AZ 85296