Rierson, Bonnie Lee

Rierson, Bonnie Lee

Bonnie Lee Rierson, age 72, passed away May 25, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona.  Born Bonnie Lee Halfhill on February 18, 1943 in Painesville, Ohio, Bonnie was preceded in death by her father, Herman Dayton Halfhill; mother, Virginia June Halfhill; sister, Connie Wilson; brothers, James and Thomas Halfhill; grandson, Christopher Rierson; great grandson, Elijah Ray Smith, as well as another great grandson due in August of 2015.

She is survived by her children Virginia “Ginny” Lee (Chris) Wolfe, Mary “Sissy” Lee (Robert) Curtis, Curtis (Sarah) Rierson; and grandchildren, Sean, Annie, Samantha, Charles, Brendan, Caitlin, Bonnie, Samuel, Selena, Leah and Robert, Jr. (Gabby).  In addition, all of her poker/bingo playing, casino hopping friends that she loved so much.

Bonnie retired from the Desert Museum, a job she truly loved.  She loved playing bingo, poker and loved her trips to Laughlin and Las Vegas; where she sure had a knack of winning.

Spending times with her friends and family were truly the most enjoyable times for her.  She was the type of person that made lifelong friends immediately – all of which were considered lucky to have met her.

She will be missed for her big heart, joking nature and her strong will.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.

We all love you and will see you one day in God’s Great Kingdom.

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20 responses to Rierson, Bonnie Lee

  1. So sorry for your loss, May your memories bring you peace!

  2. I’ve missed you since I moved to Montana but to hear of your passing on Facebook really hurt, I will miss you till we meet again at that big bingo table in heaven. May your family be comforted by knowing how much you are loved.

  3. You all know my love for your mother. I truley loved her and will miss her very much. My heart goes out to you all at this time. All our love to your family, Phil , Shannon, little Phil and Tara.

  4. Mary says:

    Mom I miss you so much, and hope you are enjoying time with your family now that you missed so much. I will always love you and hold you close to my heart!

  5. Karen Evans says:

    I will always remember you with kindness, Bonnie. You were a true friend to me and I will miss you.

  6. Pat Nixon says:

    I love this lady, she is genuine, compassionate, but no about to take on anyones crap. She made me laugh, I made her giggle, Loved to show the kids all her nic naks and things she saved. Her love for family is always heard, I will miss my dear friend. But we will meet again. Rest in Peace Bonnie.
    To her family my sincerest condolences for your loss, may she always be the light whenever you find yourself alone, or without.
    I send my prayers, thoughts and heart to all who have had the blessing of Bonnie in thier life.

  7. Miss my sister-In-law and casino buddy…love and hugs to all the family

  8. Bonnie made my world a better place for knowing her. I will miss her very much. <3

  9. My sympathy and prayers go out to your family. Bonnie was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. I knew her from bingo at VFW 5990. She was always so kind and a good person to talk to.
    You’ll forever be in my heart Bonnie. Rest in peace sweet lady.

    Always-
    Autumn L. Gleave

  10. Raffy says:

    Dear Bonnie

    Goodbyes are not forever.
    Goodbyes are not the end.
    They simply mean I’ll miss you
    Until we meet again!

  11. Always in our heart <3

  12. I worked with Bonnie at the Desert Museum. She was a lot of fun to be with. I’m sorry to hear of her passing. Bonnie was truly one of a kind!!

  13. I was saddened to hear that Bonnie had passed I will dearly miss her. I was just asking about her and I was told that she was in a nursing home, I wondered cause I hadn’t seen her on FB. I loved playing Bingo with her and making each other laugh. Love you Bonnie say hi to my mom ❤️

  14. Gwen says:

    My heartfelt condolences are going out to the whole family. I never met her, but I have met her wonderful daughter Mary and her husband Robert a few years ago while we were down in Phoenix. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all !!!

  15. Mary Speigl says:

    Sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Sounds like she was a wonderfully kind and fun person to be with. RIP Bonnie Lee. Cherish the memories!

  16. Elda says:

    My deepest condolences to the Rierson family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon cease all death and suffering.

  17. Ginny says:

    I love and miss you so much already . Mom also has a great grand son Elijah Ray Smith, and another great grand son on the way due in August .

  18. Mary – I continue to think about you and Bonnie each day. She was so blessed to have you and to be with your family for so long. I think about Leah and Gabby’s birthday celebration and how happy and energized she was. Keep that memory with you. It was a fun time and that’s how I’ll remember her! Know that you did make her life better and really enjoyed being with you. Her spirit will always live in you and the children. If there is anything I can do – just let me know. Love you, mom xo

  19. Linda Miller says:

    Enjoy your afterlife, Bonnie.
    B.I.N.G.O.

  20. Debbie Jones says:

    Oh Bonnie,
    I was so sad to hear of your passing. Our families have been entwined for many years. When my mom passed away and after you losing your husband, you both found each other. You made my dad laugh and kept him on his toes. lol. And towards the end for my dad of being on his own, you helped me immensely. And the talks we had……. The dinners with dad at Golden Corral. Just lot’s of fun memories. I’ve been fond of you and loved you for awhile. It breaks my heart for you and your family. May Ginny, Curtis and Mary find comfort in everyone’s thoughts, memories and love for you all. RIP Bon Bon

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