Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Ellis LeVee

   Ellis Justin LeVee was born on Sept. 23, 1910 in Oakland County and departed to his eternal home on July 2, 2005.

   His parents, Hayes C. LeVee and Julia DeVallant LeVee, moved with their children to rural Beaverton in Gladwin County in 1924. They were primarily of French and English ancestry, with families that had immigrated to this county prior to the revolutionary war.

   Ellis graduated from Beaverton High School in 1930 and married Alma Witkoske in 1937. They made their home near Beaverton, where they raised their three children.

   He was employed by Consumers Power Company as a mechanic in construction of gas pumping stations. He had a lifelong avocation as an artist, painting landscapes in oils from the time he was a teenager.

   He enjoyed the beauty of this earth and its creatures and during his youth was a trapper and an avid trout fisherman.

   He found much pleasure in flower and vegetable gardening, especially when he could share produce with others. He loved serving the Lord, teaching Bible classes and contributing to the fellowship of his church, the Beaverton Church of the Nazarene. His legacy to his family and many others known to him included generously sharing his appreciation for the world around him and his compassion for the needs of other people.

   His wife, Alma, two brothers, three sisters and one daughter, Brenda Donahue, predeceased him. Ellis is survived by two children, Marilyn (Richard) Miller of St. Johns and Gordon (Malene) of Ludington, seven grandchildren and 14 Great grandchildren.

   A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 6 at 11 a.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Nazarene in Beaverton. Those desiring to make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may contribute to the Memorial Music fund at the Beaverton Church of the Nazarene.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
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