Truly Louise McKirgan, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, born on July 9, 1990, died on September 29, 2016 after a fierce, eight-year battle with heroin addiction. She is survived by her Father Robert McKirgan (Valerie), Mother Lori Hennesy (Mike), Brother Nick McKirgan, Sister Kacey Elam, Step Brother Lloyd Hennesy, Paternal Grandmother Louise McKirgan, Maternal Grandparents Peter and Truly VanBenschoten, along with many uncles, aunts, and cousins. She is predeceased by her grandfather John A. McKirgan. She graduated from the Spring Ridge Academy (High School). Truly loved to camp, play softball and go to the beach. She was an avid reader and loved to learn. She had dreams. She was bubbly and loving and intelligent. Growing up, her siblings were her best friends and she was passionately protective of them. Truly was deeply loved by her family and friends, and both they and Truly vowed to each other to never give up during her many battles. She was the bright light in every room and her spirit touched many lives, including many who suffered from the same disease. Truly worked for addiction rehabilitation facilities in Oklahoma and California, helping families place their loved ones in rehabilitation programs. She actively participated in the recovery community, mentoring several young women. Her loss is devastating to many and our wish is that if you have someone who suffers from addiction, you reach out for help for yourself and your loved one. Truly would not want us to cry, she would want us to fight against this horrific disease, as we are proud that she did to the end. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 East Bell Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, with a celebration of life to follow at the residence of Mark and Betsy VanBenschoten. Donations in Truly's honor may be made to the Not My Kid organization at or Magnolia New Beginnings at Please visit for online condolences.