SKAGGS, Bonita Ann Of Tarpon Springs, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009. Bonnie was born in Brownsville, PA. She graduated from California Area High School, and attended California University Pennsylvania. Bonnie resided in the Detroit area as well as the Northwest Indiana area. Bonnie dedicated her career to non-profit organizations which benefitted disabled with many needs. On May 14, 1983, while in Northwest Indiana, Bonnie (Crockett) married Ron Skaggs. Bonnie and Ron moved to Tarpon Springs, from Indiana in 1989. Bonnie began her employment in Florida at Suncoast Epilepsy Association in St. Petersburg from 1990 until her retirement. She was the Executive Director for SEA. Bonnie was involved with Leadership Pinellas, FESPA, Clearwater Civitan and The Boggy Creek Gang. Bonnie attended St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Dunedin when she was able. Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Barbara (Lacotta) Crockett. Bonnie is survived by her husband of 26 years, Ronald Skaggs; one brother Thomas and Karen Crockett of Tampa; two sisters Kathy and Joe Grooms and Donna and Parke Bongiorno both of California, Pennsylvania and one sister-in-law Pam and Chuck Whitaker of Lakeville, IN. She is also survived by her in-laws, William and Phyllis Skaggs of Tarpon Springs. She also had 9 nieces and nephews, Tobi and Don Lacey, Karli and Frank Grillo, Shane and Nicole Grooms, Amber Borgiorno, Seth Grooms, Kami Grooms, Parker Bongiorno, Molly Whitaker and Justin Whitaker. She also had 4 great-nieces and nephews, Jorri Grillo, Mason Grillo, Colton Lacey and Maddy Lacey. A celebration of life service will be Sunday, June 7, 2009, from 4-6 pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 2550 Highlands Boulevard North, Palm Harbor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Suncoast Epilepsy Association, 5700 54th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33708. Moss Feaster Palm Harbor Chapel 562-2090
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 5, 2009