Bonnie Kristovich
Bonnie Rose Kristovich, 59, died Aug. 31, 2022, at the Ketchikan Medical Center.
She was born on Sept, 12, 1962, in Ketchikan.
She was raised and schooled in Ketchikan, where she spent most of her life with the exception of short periods in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and in Seward.
When she was in her early 20s, she welcomed Nick, her only child. 
“Nick was her pride and joy,” her family writes. “ When she spoke of him it was easy to see how much love and pride she had in that boy. ... She lost her beautiful boy when he passed from this life in August 2013.”
At that time, she was again fighting cancer, as she had been in the 1980s while she was raising Nick.
“In the middle of her immense grief, she somehow found the will to fight, and fight she did,” her family writes. “With a warrior's spirit and stubborn pride. And it was a battle like no other, and she fought it with all her might over a 10-year span of time until her body gave in, battle worn.“
Bonnie Kristovich worked a variety of jobs. Before her cancer diagnosis, she worked at Ketchikan General Hospital in Long Term Care. 
“It was a job she took great pride in and spoke of her many patients with fondness,” her family writes.
 She enjoyed being of the Harley-Davidson community, and spent a lot of time fundraising and supporting the Ketchikan Biker Chicks 907. 
“There was not another activity she enjoyed as much as riding on the back of a big, rumbling Harley-Davidson,” her family writes.
She also loved animals — especially dogs; and everything about her favorite place to vacation — Hawaii.
Bonnie Rose Kristovich was preceded in death by her father, Tommie Kristovich; mother, Valborg Braz; son, Nicholas Lewis Kristovich; brother, Rocky Kristovich;, sister, Diane Taylor; and infant sister, Laurie Kristovich.
She is survived by her sister, Teri (Charlie) Kristovich Teal; brother, Phil Taylor; sister, Pam Kristovich; brother, James Kristovich; brother, Steven Kristovich; brother, Kevin Kristovich; sister, Rita Braz; sister, Virginia Starr; nephews, Thomas Widmyer, Charles A. Teal, Tony Teal, Tyler Kristovich, Michael Starr, Brock Taylor, Billy, Darryl and Steven Kristovich Jr., Keenan Booth and David Brown; nieces, Rachele and Kevie Kristovich, Tara McCamy, Beth Taylor, Allissa Taylor, Lori Braz, Randi Braz; Mechelle Starr, Jennifer Martinez, Stephanie Kristovich and Brittney Wilhite; and numerous aunts, uncles, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 24, 2022, at the Gateway Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor John Judson. 
A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 15, 2022, at the North Tongass Community Club. 
Donations can be made to the First City Council on Cancer, Ketchikan Biker Chicks 907, or Ketchikan Harley Riders Toys for Tots.