Olive Budhu
Olive Budhu
  • May 16, 1931 - July 3, 2017
  • Los Angeles, California

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Olive Das Budhu, born May 16, 1931, in British Guyana, South America, died peacefully in her home in Porter Ranch, CA on July 3, 2017. She was accompanied by two of her five children, Rosemary and Trevor. Olive was preceded in death by her husband The Reverend Basil Budhu, and her son, Franklin Budhu. She is survived by her sisters, Rose Ford and Mavis Chan; her children Virgil and wife Vesta Budhu, Trevor Budhu, Rosemary Budhu, Richard and wife Laurie Budhu; her grandchildren, Jacqueline Fletcher and Partner Tony Jimenez, Jasmine and Steve Ruys, Ben and Sheri Budhu, Jordan Budhu, Whitney Budhu, Ryan Budhu, and Jared Budhu; her great-grandchildren, Sophia and Olivia Ruys, Izabella and Brooklyn Budhu, Eliza, Fidel, and Gabriel Jimenez; and, her best friend, Teresa Mutillo.

While in Guyana, Olive received formal training as a nurse while at the same time Basil was developing his skills serving in the ministry. They both decided to accept a promising ministerial offer and relocate with their three young sons from Guyana to Minnesota. After living in Minnesota for a short time, and having a daughter, the family moved to Lamont, CA, where their last son was born. Eventually, another ministerial opportunity developed and they picked up and moved to Bakersfield, CA. Eventually, yet another promising ministerial position was offered at Ascension Lutheran Church in Los Angeles, CA, so once again they moved to a new city so Basil could pastor a new church.

While in Los Angeles they eventually founded Faith Christian Church and School. Olive began as a kindergarten teacher and Basil was the Reverend and Principal. On June 26, 1992 Olive experienced one of the greatest moments of her life, as she became a citizen of the United States of America. She was incredibly proud of this accomplishment and was wholeheartedly devoted to her new country. After Basil died in 1985, Olive assumed all duties as principal of the school and continued to do so until she retired in 1995.

Olive lived her life as a Present-day example of the Biblically Acclaimed Proverbs 31 woman. She was well known for her incredibly tasty curry. She made every holiday or birthday special by creating intricately assembled crochet projects, or personalized and hand crafted gifts. (Many times, filled with candy) She was also an incredibly talented seamstress. Olive made the bridesmaids dresses for her grandchildren's weddings. She made every holiday and birthday special.

Olive fostered an approach of Christian service of others with an attitude of genuine love and outgoing concern for the well-being of her family as well as others. She was the constant source of support and true foundation of her entire family.

Bastain and Perrott, Oswald Mortuary, Northridge, CA, will sponsor a viewing on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm.
A funeral service will be at Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, CA, Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:00am.
Immediately following, Olive will be laid to rest alongside her husband Basil and son Franklin.

Arrangements under the direction of Bastian & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary, Northridge, CA.