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Betty  Rose  Levine
     Betty Rose Levine, 91, of North Platte passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Linden Court. Betty was born Jan. 24, 1926 to Fay Bee and Sallie Dean Holland James in Mullen, and was raised on the original James Homestead, north of Mullen.
     On Oct. 28, 1942, Betty was united in marriage to Erik Harry Levine in Oberlin, Kan., and graduated from Mullen High School in the spring of ''43.
     Betty and Erik started their married life on the Anderson Homestead, south of Mullen, before moving to North Platte where Betty worked for the Project Bakery. The couple later lived in Kearney and Paxton before settling in North Platte in 1960.
     Betty had worked for Memorial Hospital and Great Plains Regional Medical Center in housekeeping and later accounts payable, eventually retiring in 1984.
     She was an active member of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, serving on the Altar Guild and teaching Sunday School. Betty was also a leader in Girl Scouts and 4-H.
     She is survived by her children, Terry (Ingrid) Levine of North Platte and Aurilla Walker of Cozad; grandsons, Dee (Twila) Walker of Rapid City, S.D. and Doug (Amy) Walker of Omaha; great-grandchildren, Ashton Walker of Rapid City, S.D., and Emily Walker of Omaha; brother, Eugene Wallace (Dorothy) James of Mullen; and other family.
     Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Erik; parents; brothers, Wesley Enoch, Harold Edward "Shady," and Neal Elliot James; sisters, Clara Isabella Stoner, Vera Maude James, Lela Iola Hamilton, and Florence Joyce Pew; and two infant siblings.
     Cremation was chosen. Mass of Christian Burial was March 6, at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior with Celebrant Fr. Jeffrey Nelson. Betty''s cremains were then placed in the Columbarium in the Resurrection Atrium at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior. Odean Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
     The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com. Memorials are suggested to the Episcopal Church of Our Savior.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 3/8/2017
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