October 27, 1973 ~ January 19, 2019
Lisa Marie Weyh passed away on January 19, 2019, at the age of 45, in Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, California. Lisa Marie is survived by her young daughter Violet Evangeline Weyh of Gardena, CA; her father Darwin (Michelle) Weyh of Clinton Township MI and her mother Clara Berdin Weyh of Redondo Beach, CA; her brother, Alejo M.B. (Jennifer) Weyh of Gardena, CA and sister, Tessa V. Weyh of Gardena, CA. A host of aunts and uncles some of which include Veryle (Noel) Weyh of Yuma, AZ; Jeanne (Jim) Brinks of Morrisonville, WI; great-aunt Della Young of Hawthorne, NV and great-uncle Jesse Hernandez of Los Angeles, CA. Numerous cousins some of which include Shyanne Weyh of Bremerton, WA; Annette Ponte Witzel of Redmond, OR; Christina Hale (Kevin) Castle of Cerritos, CA; Dominique Parisi of Wildomar, CA; Yoli (Abel) Arenas of Glendora, CA; Claudia Berdin (Darryl) Davis of Homeland, CA , Rob (Julie) Brinks of Pardeeville, WI, Susan (Jon) Brennan of Surprise, AZ, Stephen (Editha) Weyh of Kingman, AZ, Tim (Christine) Brinks of Baraboo, WI, Carmen (Mike) Griffith of Portage, WI, Angel Campos and Laura Fuentes of Las Vegas, NV. Lisa Marie is preceded in death by her grandparents Orville Weyh and Marjorie Williams of Portage, WI; Alejo and Antonia Berdin of Los Angeles, CA;, uncle Eldon Weyh of WI; aunt Arlys Weyh of WI; uncle and aunt Frank and Irene Ponte of Redmond, OR. Lisa Marie was born on October 27, 1973 in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in World Arts and Cultures and from California State University at Dominguez Hills with a Master’s Degree in Education Administration. Lisa Marie was a School Teacher at Leuzinger High School in Inglewood, CA for 10 years and was the Director of the Dance Departments of two public schools for a combined 10 years in Long Beach, CA. Lisa Marie finished her teaching career as a Master Teacher of the Arts for the Los Angeles Unified School District where she worked at various public schools throughout Los Angeles County. Lisa Marie was an accomplished dancer and often performed around the country and with various dance troupes around the world. She was dedicated to teaching the art of the dance to individuals and groups and was passionate about bringing the education of dance arts to others. A memorial is scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.at Lighthouse Memorial, 1016 W. 164th Street, Gardena, CA 90247. Refreshments to follow. Lisa Marie’s favorite flower shop is Boulevard Florist Wholesale Market, 14507 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260 where they knew her. If a donation is preferred, please send donations to St. Barnabas Parish School, 3880 Marron Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807 in the name of Lisa Marie Weyh/Violet Weyh. The family would like to thank Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center for their care of Lisa Marie. "True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time."
My sympathies and prayers go out to Lisa’s daughter Violet and other family members. Lisa was a lovely person and dance teacher. She will be missed!
I love you forever, My sister, My teacher, My friend.. I know you are not gone..
This is terribly sad news. We are so sorry that Violet and Lisa Marie did not get to spend more time together on this Earth.. Lisa so loved being a mother to sweet little Violet and did so many special things for her. Lisa was such a smart woman, an extremely caring friend, a passionate dance teacher and an absolutely amazing mother. This world has experienced a tremendous loss.
Lisa Marie was very special, not just to me but to everyone that knew her and loved her. She was a unique spirit, smart and talented and she lived for Violet. I will always remember her tremendous strength and resolve, her laugh and her passion for life. You are forever in my heart, Lisa. Love you always.
She was a very private person and I only knew her for a little while. She was careful to let me know that her name was Lisa Marie and valued her name and privacy. I was able to watch Violet bloom into a lovely girl in our church environment. She just blossomed into a bright, confident little girl! Lisa Marie will be missed and I assume Violet will blossom in another environment with confidence of having had such a brilliant mother.
I had the privilege of working with Lisa Marie at Stephens Middle School. She was an amazing dance instructor and a dedicated professional. She had high expectations for her students and instilled in them a strong work ethic. I loved attending the dance recitals, not only for the beautiful dance routines performed, but also amazed at how the students handled the lights, curtains, music and all the details a recital requires. She loved what she did and it showed as her students performed. Lisa Marie was a very special lady. My sincerest sympathy goes out to Violet and all of her family.
I had the honor of meeting Lisa Marie at El Camino College. I took her Aerobics class and enjoyed it so much that I enrolled in the class multiple times. Lisa Marie was a bright light. She was always upbeat and had a wonderful attitude. All her students loved her. We began meeting outside of the class and enjoyed a wonderful friendship with Lisa Marie. She will be missed. Peace and blessings to her family and friends.
I worked with Lisa Marie at Leuzinger. I’m just now hearing about Lisa Marie’s passing. I m devastated!!
I am heartbroken, Lisa was just an amazing, loving and caring woman. She was able to bring out the potential in people and help when someone was in need.
I am a former dance student of Ms. Weyh’s from Stephens Middle School, class of 2007-2010. I was in Ms. Weyh’s Beginning Dance Class as well as her Advanced Dance Team before our school’s dance programs were cut during the recession.
I was looking for her for so long, as I wanted to reconnect with her. I knew she transferred from Cabrillo High School to Jordan High School before hearing of her passing from one of my former fellow dance team members.
I wanted to thank her for being the one to spark activism within me at such a young age. I remember she rallied a bunch of her students to let us know that we could fight the Long Beach Unified School District against their removal of our dance program which was an outlet of creative self-expression for so many of us. We organized car rides and attended board meetings, made speeches to hope it would save us, to no avail sadly. Thirteen years later and I continue to be an activist to this day for more issues now including police brutality, women’s rights, immigration, and more.
Ms. Weyh had a huge impact on me as well as many others in her dance classes. Many people have no idea the insecurities one as a young girl growing into a young woman goes through, especially during the middle school phase. She never discriminated against anyone, no matter what size or height or weight or skin color one was, even though I was a bit on the chubbier side at the time, Ms. Weyh gave me a platform where I could shine.
She always made sure her students who put in the dedication and practice, were given a spotlight at our dance concerts. She helped me gain so much confidence during a time where I felt my lowest. I made so many friends in her classes which I was so thankful for, during a time where I was scared and felt alone.
Honestly, Ms. Weyh was a friend to so many of us, she truly made us feel like we were stars but that came with A LOT of discipline, which I appreciated. My athleticism was truly at its peak under her direction, I still do the warm-up stretches she taught us to this day.
I wish I could thank her personally for everything, but this is all I can do for now, but I know she is dancing wherever she is.
Blessings to her daughter and family