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Bunny Weisbart Olds


Bunny Weisbart Olds celebrated life from 1942 to 2009.

Bunny grew up on the west side of Los Angeles attending Louis Pasteur Junior High School, Hamilton High School and UCLA. Always a bright student, leader of cheers and student government, she continued on to become a special education teacher, real estate investor and eventually a psychotherapist (MSW).

Bunny was very athletic and loved the outdoors, first as a teenager working with body builders at Muscle Beach; then as a championship volleyball player and paddle tennis player at State Beach; a skier in Aspen where she lived for several years and visited frequently; a roller skater at Venice Beach; and later a weight lifter winning a championship title in her class.

She traveled the world, not only for the adventure and cultural experience, but to help make it a better place. She saw the Great Wall, climbed Macchu Picchu, visited Southeast Asia and recently returned from a trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Bunny taught and encouraged many young people to fulfill their potential and not give up on themselves, always giving them hope, suggestions, love, attention and pushes. Some of her students became her adopted family.

Bunny studied the writings of Ernest Holmes and joined the City of Angels Church of Religious Science, led by the Reverend O.C. Smith. She was later one of the 12 founders of the Angels of Love Spiritual Center, led by Reverend Ben Vereen. She believed in unconditional love as a way to heal communities which would then heal the world. “My mind is open to new ideas. The spirit is ever active in me. … I let the newness, freshness, and originality of spirit permeate my entire consciousness.”

She will be sorely missed by her father Ralph Weisbart (age 95); brother Bud; sister-in-law Carmen; nephews Ken and Chris; adopted daughter Sherri Brown and her children, Tierre, Mike, Shavan, R.J. and husband Richard; Mario and his children; her life-long friends Suzy Shorr Giambattista and Robbin Burstein Close, and hundreds more.

A celebration of Bunny’s life will take place on Sunday, Feb. 8, at the City of Angels Church of Religious Science, 5550 Grosvenor Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Donations may be sent to the Bunny Olds Scholarship Fund for At Risk Children, Angels of Love Spiritual Center, 5835 W. Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230.

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