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.