Merle Sue Levy
Merle Sue (Levin) Levy, age 75, passed away June 16, 2021 in Chino Valley, Arizona. She was born to Helen and Freeman Levin on December 26, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. During her childhood, she moved with her parents and older brother, Robert, to Long Beach, California.
Merle met her husband Dennis on a blind date. After marrying in 1967, they lived in the Los Angeles area until Dennis transferred his job to Santa Barbara. They packed up their two children for the cleaner air of Goleta, CA where they lived for the next 28 years. While in Goleta, Merle was active in the local Newcomers group and was a member of Congregation B’nai B’rith in Santa Barbara. She had numerous friends and loved to organize social activities. She greatly enjoyed bowling, bunco, movies, TV, and music, and frequently ushered for various events in Santa Barbara.
In 2004, Merle moved with her husband to Chino Valley, AZ to enjoy their retirement years. While initially reluctant to leave her home in Goleta, she made new friends, took aqua aerobics at the “Y,” and got involved in the Red Hat Society.
Merle will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, who was always bringing people together. Her positivity and enthusiasm will be greatly missed.
Merle was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert Levin. She is survived by her husband Dennis (who passed away two months later), son Alan Levy (Lisa), daughter Helen Goldman (David), and grandson Mason.
A private service with immediate family was held on June 24, 2021 at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.