Mary Louise Kerrigan
July 16, 1943 – November 13, 2020
Mary Louise Kerrigan, 77, of Sun Lakes passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on July 16, 1943 to Ralph and Margaret Brown in Bakersfield, CA. She married Bruce in 1984 and they made their home in Tempe for 32 years before moving to Sun Lakes. She had three sons, Mike, Mark and Ken, with her former husband, Ron Arnold.
Mary loved spending time at the beach with her toes in the sand and nothing made her happier than being surrounded by her family. She loved sharing a good bottle of wine with her friends and always had time to get down on the floor and play with her grandchildren. A kid at heart, her curiosity and artistic creativity were endless. She was filled with wisdom and taught her family about love, compassion, acceptance and the importance of having a great sense of humor.
Mary graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982 where she studied home economics and psychology.
She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Bruce, and by their sons and daughters, Mike (Tammy), Mark (Kelly) and Ken Arnold, Mike (Kay) and Richard Kerrigan, and Tracey Runty; 10 grandchildren, Kayla, Kaden, Megan, Jacob, Catherine, Lindsi, Blaine, Kyle, Makenna and Raetyn; her great-grandson Owen and her brother Jim Brown. She is preceded in death by her brother Jody.
A private service will be held.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Mary Louise Kerrigan
November 30, 2020
November 23, 2020
As one of the wild, wonderful, wise women of Art and Soul, I'd like to express my deepest sympathy to Mary's family. Mary was a guiding force in our small but mighty art group, always reminding us that creativity begins with our connection to the Creator. We are merely a channel for God's creativity to flourish. Mary had keen wisdom, compassion, and humor. I am forever grateful for the ways she taught me about life and its beauty. I will miss her gentle spirit dearly.
Beth Arnold Auterson
November 22, 2020
The last visit I had with Aunt Mary was in 2006. Me and my sister were driving through Tempe and decided to surprise her with a visit. We only got to visit for an hour or so, but as always, she was excited to see you and made you feel right at home. She will always be remembered in my heart as loving, fun and beautiful.
Rest in Peace Aunt Mary
Mary Lu Thralls (Arnold)
November 20, 2020
I have a lot of childhood memories visiting Aunt Mary, such a beautiful smile and laugh. I remember her visiting me in hospital when in serious car accident. Shared my birthday at her house several times. She welcomed us to her and Bruce's home everytime we came back to Arizona to visit. She would make you feel like we never lost touch through the years. May she have eternal peace.....Love to all..
November 15, 2020
Mary, my friend, confidant, you will be missed. I loved her very much and am thankful for sharing life with her. She was thoughtful and
generous, helpful and kind. She brought me joy.
She was the designer of crazy art projects, the thrower of delightful parties, a lover of yellow flowers, like my big sister.