Barbara Bunting
Barbara Russelle Pollitt Bunting 1936-2010 Barbara "Russelle", Passed away Tuesday, May 4th 2010. Barbara, a native of San Francisco, graduated Lowell High School, and University of the Pacific. Barbara taught girls' P.E. in the Jefferson Union High School District for 35years. Throughout her adult life, she was an active community member in Los Altos Hills, participated in her only daughter, Sara Bunting Ahern's, school activities, enjoyed the arts, and was an avid tennis player. A Celebration of Life will be held at Fremont Hills Country Club in Los Altos Hills Sunday, May 23rd at 3pm. Remembrances can be sent to Hidden Villa ( or Music for Minors (www.
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Published by San Francisco Chronicle on May 18, 2010.
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Sara, I was so shocked and saddened to hear about your mother. It has been a year or two since she and I got together to catch up, and 6 years since I lived across the driveway from her. She was a very special person and I always enjoyed talking with her, and hearing her speak about how proud she was of you. My deepest sympathy to you for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts.
Sue Furman
May 28, 2010
Dear Buntings, Pollitts, nieces, nephews and all. Russelle will always be a part of my life. Having grown up together in Forest Hill, holidays at White Cottage Ranch then years later living so close we maintained our tight friendship. She will be missed but is with me always. Margot (Bub)
Margot Adams Johnston
May 22, 2010
Dear Sara, I have know your mother for many years. when I was a Freshmen in High School @ Oceana your mother taught me to play tennis. since I was left handed she pulled me aside and gave me one on one lessons. She made me feel so special and I told her many times as we ended up working together @ OHS. I am so very sorry for your loss, may your mother's spirit, love and smiles be in your heart forever.

Linda MacDonnell
Oceana High School
May 21, 2010
Dear Sara and family,
Your mom was an exceptional person. We use to get together every 6 weeks at first for lunch and we called ourselves "the lunch bunch". We were a group of ladies at Jefferson High School and we did eat lunch together every day. Then as some of the ladies retired we decided to get together for dinner and we called ourselves "The Dinner Club". Barbara would bring in the decorations for our table every time we got together for our dinners. In fact, the lady at the Fish Market in San Mateo use to get a chuckle because our table looked so festive. Barbara is in a special place in our hearts. We love her and miss her. Our annual August BBQ will be in her honor and her wine partner, Marion will probably say something funny as usual and have us toast Barbara, our Dinner Club Partner. Our Dinner Club Ladies, Marion Parashis, Gesha Kurrell, Gerry Barry, Anita Hilmoe, Stella Cordes and Joanne Rayner.
Joanne Rayner
May 18, 2010
Sara, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your mom, but I know she must have been great to have created and nurtured you.
Juliet Kral
May 18, 2010
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