Rosi Lea Costello
Rosi Lea Costello
Rosi was born on November 2, 1957 to Lewis and Jane Wolgast. She was the first of five children and grew up on a farm in Lapeer, Michigan. On January 18, 1979, she was blessed with a son, Jason Richard (Wolgast) Owens, and in the fall of '79 they moved to Gold Hill, Oregon.
In October 1994, Rosi met her husband, Mike Costello, and they married on September 23, 1995. They recently celebrated their 12th anniversary. On May 2, 1996, their family grew with the birth of their daughter, Samantha Jane Louise Costello.
Rosi was a very devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend. She was a dedicated volunteer to her daughter's classrooms, the PTO, and all school functions at Patrick Elementary and Gold Hill Preschool. Her involvement with youth continued with Little League, Jr. Comets and Crater ASA softball. She worked at Harry and David for 25 years and was the bank specialist in the Treasury Department.
She is survived by her husband, Mike; son, Jason; daughter, Samantha (Sammi); her parents, Jane and Lewis Wolgast of Gold Hill; Mother-in-law, Jan Costello of O'Brien; siblings, Craig and Stephanie Wolgast of Central Point, Jerry Wolgast of Manistique, Mich., Eric Wolgast of Gold Hill, Renee and Steve Hefley of Eagle Point; her nephews, Wyatt, Chad, and Logan; and her nieces, Chelsea, Carsey, and Jordan.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2008. A graveside service will be held at the Rock Point Cemetery in Gold Hill at 11:00 a.m. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the Patrick Elementary School gym in Gold Hill, Oregon at 1:00 p.m., with a potluck to follow.
Officiating will be Dave Price, Pastor.
In lieu of flowers or gifts the family is requesting that contributions be made to the Samantha Costello Benevolent account. Contributions can be made at any
Washington Mutual Bank branch.