Family-Placed Death Notice
LEVENSTIEM, Jody Bear JODY BEAR LEVENSTIEM Jody Bear Levenstiem, age 53, of Johns Creek died peacefully on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, following a brief illness. She was a registered nurse, accomplished healthcare professional, and most recently, a Practice Manager at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1959. She graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans and received her Associate of Science Degree from Louisiana State University
Medical Center and her Bachelor's Degree from Louisiana State University. During her career, she worked in various roles for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans and Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte. After moving to Atlanta in 1992, she started as a Staff Nurse with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Jody will be remembered for her devotion to her family, her work as a nurse in urgent care at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and her love for her many friends and extended family. She loved baking, scrap-booking, LSU football, travelling, and attending arts festivals. She was an energetic, determined, and vibrant person who loved life and devoted herself to others. She will always be in the hearts of those who loved her. She was a member of Congregation Dor Tamid. Jody is survived by her husband of 21 years, Marty; her daughter Rachel, a freshman at LSU; and her son Jason, a junior at Northview High School. She is also survived by her father, Albert Bear, mother, Carol Bear, sister, Lilli Bear, all of New Orleans, and brother, Neal Bear (Lesley) of Simi Valley, California. Sign on-line guestbook: www.edressler.com. Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm today, October 17 at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Michael Weinstein officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Congregation Dor Tamid or Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.