Marsha Gail “Bonnie” Wachler (nee Wacksman), who was born on Nov. 22, 1941, passed away suddenly Aug. 20, 2015, at age 73. Bonnie is survived by her sons Brian (Selina) Boxer Wachler, Darren Wachler and Steve (Laurie DeSimone) Wachler; her grandchildren Jordanna, Micaela, Morgan and Hannah; her brother Jeff; and her former husband Stanley, as well as many other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother Mildred Harris Wacksman and her father Milton Wacksman.
A Cincinnati native who carried her love of the Reds to the West Coast with her, Bonnie spent the majority of her life in Santa Monica raising her three boys and pampering customers at the hair salon she co-owned with her former husband, Stanley.
She was a devoted mother and derived great pleasure from helping her sons aspire to and achieve their goals. She became a grandmother of four in a single month and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and her other family members.
Bonnie also gathered a mini-menagerie around her, spreading her love to and sheltering many pets throughout her lifetime.
Later in life, Bonnie enjoyed reconnecting with friends and cousins from the past and reminiscing about the time she spent with them in Cincinnati. She always had a story and a smile to share.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA, 91345.
Memorial contributions to the SPCA of Los Angeles, 5026 West Jefferson Boulevard, would be appreciated.
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