Nelle H. Levvis, 90, died Thursday, November 11, 2010 at her home in East Hartland, CT.
Mrs. Levvis was born June 21, 1920 in Washington DC. She attended Sweetbriar College and George Washington University. Nelle married Walter E. Levvis in 1940 and they resided many years in New York City before moving to Rockford, Illinois. In Rockford she devoted herself to raising three sons and volunteering with several organizations. She was instrumental in the founding of the Goldie B. Floberg Center, served as president of the United Cerebral Palsy Association in the Rockford area and was an active member of the Junior League and the Second Congregational Church.
In 1978 Nelle and Walt moved to Mount Dora, FL, where they enjoyed their lakeside paradise. In 1996 they moved to a retirement facility in Vero Beach, FL.
Mrs. Levvis was preceded in death by her husband Walt and oldest son Robert W. Levvis. She is survived by her brother, Richard Hudgens of St Louis, Missouri, daughter-in-law, Lynn Levvis (Robert) of Gainesville, Virginia, two sons, Richard Levvis and wife Tinka Levvis of McAllen, Texas and Gary Levvis and wife Meg Levvis of East Hartland, Connecticut, one granddaughter Tammi Levvis of Haymarket, VA., four grandsons: Todd Levvis of Seattle, WA, Marc Levvis of Rockwall, TX, Justin Levvis of Rowlett, TX and Noel Levvis of East Hartland, CT., five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held in Vero Beach, Florida at a later date, to be announced.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Goldie B. Floberg Center, 58 W. Rockton Rd., P.O. Box 346, Rockton, IL 61072 or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.