Elizabeth Weber Levy
02/27/52 - 09/27/13
Elizabeth Ann Weber Levy, 61, of Alexandria, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 in Alexandria.
Services for Mrs. Levy will be held at eleven o'clock on Monday, September 30, 2013 at St. James Episcopal Church, in Alexandria, with The Very Reverend Fred Haley Tinsley, Jr., Rector of St. James Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, in Pineville, under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Levy, who liked to be called "Beth," was a Bolton High School graduate and a graduate of Harriet Sophie Newcomb Memorial College of Tulane University, in New Orleans, where she was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity. She was active in the Republican Party and was a Presidential Elector in 2000 from the 5th Congressional District. Over the years, she served on the boards of Ballet Alexandria, Red River Dance Theatre Company, Central Louisiana AIDS Support Services (CLASS), the YWCA, Central Louisiana Historical Association, March of Dimes, Alexandria Bar Auxiliary (President and Vice-President), the Rapides Board of Election Supervisors, Rapides Symphony Orchestra and the Red River Chorale. She was a very active member of the Krewe of Twelfth Night and also belonged to the Krewe of Boogaloo.
A member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mrs. Levy sang in the choir and with All That Jazz, the folk mass group, was a licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister and Visitor, was a founding member of the Anna Luckett Chapter of the Daughters of the King, served on the Saint James Episcopal Day School Board and the Associate Vestry, was a Food Bank Kids' Tutoring Program Volunteer, served as the parish's representative to the Cursillo Convocational Ultreya and was a Cursillo Weekend team member several times, was a Diocesan Convention Delegate and Alternate Delegate, taught Sunday school and catechism and was appointed by the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana to various diocesan committees..
Mrs. Levy, a respected historian, was superintendent of Kent House State Commemorative Area, an abstractor with Rapides Title Research, a realtor-associate with Marion Dear Weber Real Estate, first editor of the "Alive" magazine (Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana), made jewelry under the name "Studio B," designed web sites, co-founded and edited the Rive Rouge Review and published a children's book called "The Whale Who Wanted to Play Cello."
Mrs. Levy was preceded in death by her parents, Colonel Henry Loy Weber, United States Air Force, and Marion Dear Weber. She is survived by her husband, Robert George Levy, Esq. of Alexandria, Louisiana; her sister, Suzanne Weber Drell, and her husband, Judge Dee Dodson Drell, Esq., of Alexandria, Louisiana; and by her children: Mrs. Harper Levy Buman and her husband, Nathan Andrew Buman, of West Des Moines, Iowa; and Wallace Suzanne Levy of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is also survived by her nephews and her niece: Mr. Bradley Loy Drell, Esq., of Alexandria; Mr. Brian Robert Drell and Mrs. Katherine Drell Grissel, Esq., and her husband, Mr. Jeremy Tred Grissel, of Dallas, Texas.
Friends are asked to call at the St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall the morning of the service, between the hours of nine o'clock and eleven o'clock, the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be sent to St. James Episcopal Church, 1620 Murray Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301.
The family also would like to express its deepest and sincerest gratitude for the loving care given to Beth by her treating physicians, Drs Gregory J. Ardoin, Michael G. Buck, John Giroir, Jr., Stuart C. Head, Meyer Kaplan, Lawrence P. Menache, Howard G. Wold and the compassionate care-givers of the Rapides Regional Medical Center Emergency Room and MICU.
To extend online condolences to the Levy Family please visit us at www.kramerfunerals.com.
Published in The Town Talk from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2013