LEVINE, Louise Larson Darlington

Date of Birth

August 13, 1946

Date of Death

January 22, 2022

In sorrow we announce that Louise Levine died peacefully in her Rivera home on January 22, 2022. She was born to Jared and Dorothy (Larson) Darlington in Patterson, New Jersey, on August 13, 1946. She grew up in Ramsey, NJ, graduated from Ramsey High School, attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, for two years, and transferred to Sullins College in Bristol, Virginia, to finish her formal education. On March 14, 1974, she married the love of her life, international businessman Eli Solomon Levine in Geneva, Switzerland. Immediately following the ceremony, they flew to Paris, France, for their wedding reception at the Plaza Athénée. This was the start of their tradition of “noubas,” their famous celebrations of Eli’s birthdays at the Plaza Athénée every December. The Levines moved from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Barbara in 1985; they continued to travel the world for the next 30 years. An accomplished artist, intrepid traveler, gracious hostess, and steadfast friend, Louise loved life, light, and color. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband; she is survived by her beloved brother, Jared Darlington, her niece, Avalon Darlington Ross, a great-niece, and a great-nephew. A celebration of her life is planned for April.


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