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Bonnie Kosky-Wolverton


Bonnie Kosky-Wolverton of St. Petersburg, Florida died on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Bayfront Hospice House, St. Petersburg, Florida.

    She came to Florida from LaGrange, Indiana to be with her parents when they retired. She graduated from LaGrange High School, LaGrange, Indiana and from Ray-Vogue School of Modeling and Photography, Chicago, Illinois and attended Northwestern University. She also was a model for Charles Stevens Department Store in Chicago, Illinois. She worked as a condominium conversion and property manager in Florida and Colorado. She was a Republican Delegate to the State and National convention in Washington D.C. in 1988.  She was a past member of the Pinellas Republican executive committee and served as a District Chairman and member attendance chairman. She was involved in many Republican political organizations and clubs. She was on the board of trustees of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast and was co-chairman of several benefits for the Children of Hospice. Bonnie was the past president of UPARC organization in Clearwater and on the advisory board of ASAP Homeless organization of St. Petersburg, also the past vice president of and membership chairman of the Mercedes Club of Tampa Bay. She worked on fundraising for Speedway Children Charities and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation for the education of children whose parents were killed in the wars. Bonnie was a member of the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg. Bonnie was a beautiful person in every way. Her smile could light up a room and she lit up the lives of those she touched.

    She is survived by her husband, Attorney Richard “Dick” Wolverton of St. Petersburg and a daughter, Lori Kosky, of Largo, Florida, a sister-in-law, Patricia Leas, of Jacksonville, Florida, one niece and two nephews and their families; and her special little pal “Dreama.”

    There will be a visitation on Thursday May 10, 2012 from 4 until 7 p.m. and again on Friday May 11, 2012 from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. with a funeral service on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1 p.m.

    Interment will be at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park in Largo, FL and a reception to follow interment at The Holiday Inn-Clearwater-St. Petersburg Airport.

    Memorial donations can be made in Bonnie’s name to Suncoast Hospice Foundation or Speedway Children Charities of Charlotte, NC.

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