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Kerrigan Marie Seidenfus


Kerrigan Marie Seidenfus passed away surrounded by family on January 13, 2024, at her home, at the age of 22 years 3 months 1 day. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2024 at the Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Norman, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.

Kerrigan was born October 12, 2001, in San Diego, California, to Craig and Celeste (Gordon) Seidenfus. Her formative years were spent in Purcell, where she cultivated a deep sense of compassion and a thirst for knowledge, and where she found her love for horses.

In 2020, Kerrigan graduated from Norman High School before embarking on an academic journey at Oklahoma State University. There, she pursued her passion for Zoology and Ecology, wholeheartedly immersing herself in her chosen field.

Kerrigan’s dream was to work in Africa with the endangered Big Five. She wanted to start a mounted patrol on the Conservancy Ol Pejeta in Kenya, to assist in the conservation efforts she so fiercely believed in.

Her indomitable spirit led her to serve as President of OSQ and A (Oklahoma State Queers and Allies), as an ally and an unwavering supporter. Guided by an unwavering commitment to justice and righteousness, she fought tirelessly against injustice while advocating for goodness in every aspect of life.

Beyond academia and activism, Kerrigan dedicated herself to various endeavors that brought joy and assistance to others. She was an active member of the OSU Polo club and generously shared her time as a counselor with Camp Cowboy, where she aided incoming freshmen on their path toward finding belonging at the university. Additionally, Kerrigan volunteered at the Moore animal shelter, pouring love into animal rescue efforts during moments of respite from her own illness. With a deep love for horses and a profound passion for animal advocacy, she found solace in their company.

Kerrigan’s versatility shone brightly throughout her life. During her high school years, she discovered her vibrant voice as a member of the Drama Club. Marvel movies, good food, and excellent coffee brought her immense delight. Cherishing the bonds of friendship, Kerrigan held dear those closest to her heart, finding solace in shared moments.  Time spent with family was cherished above all else, whether it be embarking on memorable vacations or engaging in exhilarating four-wheeling adventures.

The sanctuary of home provided Kerrigan with solace and allowed her to rejuvenate from the numerous extracurricular activities that filled her collegiate years. Her thirst for knowledge and perpetual desire to learn fueled her every waking moment. Kerrigan leaves behind a legacy that will forever endure within the hearts of those who knew and loved her deeply.

Kerrigan is survived by her adoring parents, Craig and Celeste Seidenfus; her brother, Jonah Seidenfus; her adopted brother, Rex Robbins; her maternal grandmother, Clois Gordon; her paternal grandmother, Kimberly Paylor; her best friends, Michaela McCall and Sierra Rakestraw; her beloved canine companion, Mad Madam Mim; and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and cherished friends who will all miss her greatly.