Neva Irene Levinson

12/21/1925 - 03/07/2018

Obituary for Neva Irene Levinson

Estacada resident, Neva Irene Levinson, died at a Gresham Care Center on Wednesday, March 07, 2018. She was 92.

A celebration of her life will be held 12:30 PM, Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Estacada First Baptist Church.

Neva was born December 21, 1925, in Florence, Oregon to Eastman Drew Severy and Lydia Ervilla Prouty/Anderson Severy. She was raised with her two younger brothers, Drew and Roy Severy, and graduated from Siuslaw High School in 1943. After high school, she attended Eugene Business College. She attended a USO dance where she met her husband William “Bill” Levinson. They married on August 7, 1946. He died in the line of duty as an Oregon State police officer in 1950. After that time, Neva raised her children alone while working as a bookkeeper, mostly in lumber mills and later as a Kelly Girl in Eugene-Springfield offices. She worked full-time BiMart’s corporate office and relocated when they moved the office to Seattle. She worked full and then part-time until 2005 (age 80) when she retired and moved to Estacada. She always stayed busy as an Avon representative, attending community and church functions (especially bible study). She enjoyed watching the Eugene Emeralds in person, Portland Blazers and Seattle Sonics on TV.

Neva was involved with many organizations through her life including Estacada First Baptist Church, Grace Lutheran Church in Seattle, Girl Scout Leader, Parents Without Partners, Purple Heart Auxiliary, Overeaters Anonymous, Arthur Murray Dance Studio. She enjoyed every type of fiber/yarn craft selling some and giving most away.

Survivors include her daughter, Pat Cane and husband Lyndell of Walterville; son, Rod Levinson and wife Debbie of Welches; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.



Funeral Service

12:30 PM
Estacada First Baptist Church
29101 SE Eagle Creek Road
Estacada,, OR 97023
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Annette Reisbick of Estacada March 11, 2018 Dear Pat and Rod and family, I am so sorry to have missed the service for Neva today. I have been down with pneumonia for several days and did not check my computer for any information about anything. I want you to know that she will be missed by Curt and myself. She always waited for us to find her and give her a hug. Several years ago we took her with us to Novak's Restaurant in Albany for Mother's Day. She never forgot that trip. Prayers for comfort for all of you!
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Sandy Pense of Estacada March 12, 2018 Dear family of Neva. I so enjoyed Neva and her personal style.. She was always ready for a hug and she was always so gracious. She will be missed for the time we are seperated, but I rejoice in her going to her Lord Jesus' arms of rest. May you be comforted by the God whom brings us peace and comfort during this time of mourning.
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Michelle Renner of Carson March 14, 2018 Thinking of you all at this time may her long life give you lots of memories to look back on.
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Deb Weikum-Nall of Estacada March 16, 2018 Neva was a delightful person and very inspiring. She lived a good life and was so proud of her family. May you Rest in peace Neva and may God watch over your family and give them strength during this difficult time.
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Kathryn Smith of Portland, Oregon March 17, 2018 Rest In Peace, Aunt Neva.
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