Bonnie Kae (Andrus) Kerby Obituary
Bonnie Kae (Andrus) Kerby passed away in her home with her husband, Joe Kent Kerby, by her side on January 30, 2023. She was born to Howard Phillip and Ila (King) Andrus on February 5, 1937, in Provo, Utah.
Bonnie met Kent on a blind date, then later married him in the Salt Lake Temple. The sealing (marriage) was performed by Spencer W. Kimball when he was an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on December 2, 1955.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She excelled at all of her responsibilities. She selflessly supported her husband in his educational and professional pursuits, including being the exclusive proofreader and typist for all of his books. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she excelled at teaching and various church callings, including Stake Relief Society President, seminary teacher and compassionate service leader. Her childrens’ interests became her interests. Bonnie enjoyed listening to music, playing the piano, baking and service.
She was eager to share; easy to love. She always showed love for others by giving them gifts.
Bonnie and Kent love the people of Mesquite and there are so many examples of this. One experience illustrates this love. Often when we came to visit them, it was common for neighborhood kids to come and ring the doorbell, regardless of the season, and Mom would give them candy and would encourage them in their talents by having them play the piano or sing or dance.
She embraced life. She loved to travel, having visited every state in the Union including Hawaii and living in 15 of its states, among them Alaska. Michigan, North Carolina and New Jersey. She lifted many friends with her special abilities. She enjoyed reading spiritual and uplifting books and has a massive doll collection.
She will be remembered, loved and missed by all who knew her. Her family hopes to carry on some of her loving and caring practices.
She is survived by her brother Phillip Andrus; her husband Kent; their 6 children: Joe Kerby, Stacey McComber, Kim Hildebrandt, Shawn Kerby, Julie Seitz, Bryce Kerby and their spouses; along with 28 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.
Her parents and sister, Renon Blum, preceded her to heaven.
A memorial service will be held February 20, 2023 at 4:00pm in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stake center on north Arrowhead Lane, Mesquite, Nevada.