Margaret Mary (Sullivan) LeValley passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the age of 83. She was born March 28, 1930 in Lockport to William P. and Frances E. Sullivan.
Mrs. LeValley graduated as Valedictorian and cheerleader from Lockport High School and Magna Cum Laude from New York State Teachers College in Buffalo. She started her career in teaching at John Pound School in Lockport and later in the Williamsville School District. Margaret married William H. LeValley on July 11, 1953, and subsequently moved to Williamsville and Harris Hill, NY, Sacramento, CA, New City, NY, Fountain Valley, CA, and finally Murrieta, CA. Her last 43 years were spent in California.
During this turbulent period of coast to coast moves and creation of new households, she managed to raise five children, Mary Katherine Lamarre, Carol LeValley-Harris, Susan Whitehead and twins, William S. LeValley and Janet M. Nelson. In California a new career in accounting was launched in 1970. She was employed at various companies, including ITT and was still acting as CFO for Rustic Bakery Inc., daughter Carol's company, when she became ill.
Margaret is survived by her husband; all five children listed above, as well as nine grand children, Michael, Elizabeth, Eric and Janine Lamarre, William J., Mathew, Olivia and Daniela LeValley and Ryan Whitehead.
Funeral services are being handled by Miller-Jones Mortuary in Sun City, CA (951-672-0777), and will be held at 10:30 AM on November 16, at St. Vincent DePaul Church in Huntington Beach, 8345 Talbert, with interment in the adjacent Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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