Maxine Butkovich

Maxine P Butkovich, 96 of St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday Sep 27, 2020 with her daughter, Anna and son Nick present. Maxine was born in Stroud, Oklahoma November 30, 1923 to John D. Wonderly and Bertha M Mullins. The small farm house where she was born still stands today. She was the third child which included one brother and three sisters. Maxine's early years were spent between Oklahoma and Florida where she attended St. Petersburg High School. She left her home in Florida early in life to be on her own. She traveled to various places like Salt Lake City, Denver and back to Oklahoma. She returned to Denver where she met her future husband, Frank. He wanted her to come to Portland, Oregon where he was stationed and they were married.  They welcomed their first child, Anna, and five years later, their son, Nickolas. After several years, Maxine left Oregon and relocated in Tulsa, OK where she raised her two children. She worked in food service which included Stouffers and Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital where she retired. During her life, Maxine enjoyed a lot of different activities . She loved working in the yard and taking care of her plants and flowers. She also was a very talented in crochet, making blankets and hats and other assorted articles. She loved Christmas and angels and anything pertaining to the holidays. But her most precious enjoyment was her grandchildren  and great grandchildren. Maxine leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Anna & Edward Fisher of Lawrenceville, GA.; her son and daughter-in-law, Nick & Corinne Kovich of Seminole, FL.; three grandchildren, Kevin, Kristin & Jaclyn and five great grandchildren, Hailey, Kara, Kylee, Barret & Avery and many friends.

In Maxine's most recent words "I have certainly been blessed. Thanks to the Dear Lord and his Helping Angels. Yes I have certainly been blessed. And of course the kind and helping friends on my long journey". "Be Kind to each other" Maxine P. B.

Graveside committal service will be at 1:00 pm on Monday October 5, 2020 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to Suncoast Hospice.

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Mary Kay Buschman
1 month ago

Anna, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom looked and sounded like such a lovely lady.

Tim Couch
1 month ago

Condolences Anna to you and your family! She was such a strong and independent soul. May she rest peacefully and you be comforted by the “Angels she loved”. Hugs!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Send my condolences to you and your family 🙌
Love Donna (ciox health)

Carol
1 month ago

Anna so sorry for your loss. She had a wonderful life and sounded like a wonderful person. Be thankful that you had her for 96 years.

Mary Stripling
1 month ago

Anna, my heart is saddened for you and Nick and all family members as you work through this difficult time. What a lovely lady to ride the pathways of your memories. – luv, mary

Jackie
1 month ago

My Condolences Anna and Nick Your mom’s spirit was high on the list of things to do and she did a lot. Miss Maxine lived a long life and I admired her for her get up and go attitude and nothing stopped her. I loved her for that. I know she loved both her children and their families. I just hope I can live a full life and long as she did. I will miss your mom and the beautiful talents she had. Know that God has her resting till we see her again. I will keep you all in… Read more »

Judy Freeman
1 month ago

Anna, my heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad time. Your beautiful mother was fortunate to have such a caring and devoted daughter. I’m very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Jeff and Maureen
1 month ago

Nick and family, Jeff and I are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed Maxine’s company at family gatherings. Her sprite and strength was infectious. Love Maureen and Jeff

The Nichols
1 month ago

Nick, Corrine and Jackie,
No words can help your grief, but rest assured that Maxine is now at peace with the angels in heaven. Maxine was a very strong and active women to the end of her earthly life. We love you and know we are there for you always in love and prayers. Todd, Adrienne and Brianna

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