Bonnie Lynn Driscoll, 54, died Sept. 24, 2020, at her home in Bellingham, Washington.
She was born to James and Freda (Rosenblad) Driscoll on April 6, 1966, in Ketchikan.
Raised in Ketchikan, she graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1984, “where she distinguished herself in drill team and ballet,” her family writes.
“A classmate in high school recalls a social studies simulation game in which students were tasked with starting up a business, and Bonnie wanted to open a discotheque — except she called it the ‘Driscolltheque,’ her family writes. “Another remembers that she crafted halibut ear bone earrings, was rarely without bubble gum, and had a boisterous laugh that got your attention.”
She worked at Silver Lining when she lived in Ketchikan. She attended St. John’s Episcopal Church, and was a lifelong Episcopalian.
She resided In Bellingham for most of her adult life.
She enjoyed her home, organizing her yard into a habitat for native plants and animals and pursuing her family genealogy.
“What people remember about Bonnie is her love of adventure and the way she lived life fully,” her family writes. “Her close friends called her ‘Neutron Bon.’ ... Bonnie and her partner Levi Musselwhite explored the West together, poking around ruins and stargazing in Colorado, hearing the elks bugle in Yellowstone, and playing among the giant sequoias and redwoods.”
Bonnie Driscoll was preceded in death by her father, James Driscoll; paternal grandparents, Bea and Pat Driscoll; maternal grandparents, Anna and Otto Rosenblad; aunts, Pearl Hartshorn, Rust Riffe and Marjorie Gaona; and uncles, Victor and Hefty Rosenblad.
She is survived by Levi; mother, Freda Driscoll; sister, Anna Driscoll; nieces, Cierra and Olivia Meehan-Driscoll; aunt, Skip Leston; and cousins, Darlene Palmer, Dan Leston, Dennis Leston, and Carlene Hartshorn.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 2020, at St. John's Episcopal Church.