Bonnie Coggan passed away on May 29, 2014. She was born on March 20, 1917, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Carl and Leota Denise Creagan. She had three brothers, James, Harold and Charles Creagan.|
On November 23, 1940, she married Bernard F. "Sandy" Coggan. In 1952 they moved to La Jolla, CA, when her husband was offered the position of Vice President/General Manager of Convair in San Diego.
Bonnie was the major donor to the campaign to raise funds to build a community pool on the La Jolla High School campus. She made the donation in memory of her husband who died in 1999 and the facility was named the "Coggan Family Aquatic Complex" when it opened in 2002.
Bonnie is survived by her children, Barry Coggan and Sandra Coggan (David) Erickson; grandchildren, Christopher Coggan (wife Heidi Fleischaker), Lisa Coggan (wife Stephanie Middler), Shannon Erickson (Steven) Lee, and Shawn Erickson (wife Michelle Knab); and great-grandchildren, Annette Lee, Amelia Lee, Linnea Lee, Ella Erickson and Mavis Middler.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex at: La Jolla Aquatic Complex Foundation, 800 Nautilus Street, La Jolla, CA 92037.
Published in La Jolla Light on June 5, 2014