Bernadette Marie Slagle Kirk, age 67, a 3-year resident of Bullhead City, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Bullhead City. Known locally as "BK," she was born in Bellevue, Pa. and raised in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Bernadette spent her adult life traveling and took life by the horns. She never backed down from any challenge, and touched everyone she ever came into contact with, a truly unforgettable woman.
Bernadette was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend who will be dearly missed by all. Bernadette spent the last sixteen years working closely with retired sports heroes on fundraisers for wonderful causes. This work took her all across the United States, but she decided to settle in Bullhead City three years ago.
Bernadette was preceded in death by her parents, George and Catherine Slagle; son, Blaise Andrew Slagle; siblings, Barbara Cacciatore, Catherine Yonts, Guy Slagle, and George Slagle; and niece, Miriam Hernandez Rayes.
Bernadette is survived by three children including daughter, Judith (Lee Norwood) Chesser; grandchildren, Andrew, Christopher, Joseph, Nicolaus, Gina, and Chloe; sister, Maura Rayes; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and her beloved friends, Jack Schwartz and Bryan Brooks.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 230 W. Galveston, Chandler, AZ 85225.
Desert Lawn Funeral Home
9250 S. Ranchero Lane
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from May 12 to May 19, 2013