September 15, 2022 ~ 19 Elul 5782
Belle Tevis Atlas Levy passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the age of 89. She was born in Louisville on July 27th, 1933, to the late Louis and Deannie Atlas. Belle Tevis graduated from Atherton High School in 1951 as a member of the last all-female class. At that time, she was already dating Philip who she would marry in 1952. They were fortunate to have 68 wonderful years of marriage before Phil’s passing in 2020.
She loved and supported the arts including Actors Theater of Louisville, The Louisville Orchestra, and the Speed Art Museum where she also volunteered. She and Phil enjoyed trips to New York, Europe, and spending countless summer vacations in Wyoming. They wintered in Florida for the past 25 plus years. Belle remained active throughout her life. She enjoyed playing tennis, exercise classes, and reading. Always a UofL fan, she and Phil were season ticket holders for over 60 years. One of her greatest passions was playing Bridge and she thoroughly enjoyed playing in several regular games. She loved the game and especially the lifelong friends she made because of it. Belle was a member of The Temple, The Temple Sisterhood, and a lifetime member of The National Council of Jewish Women. More than anything, Belle loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Sally Levy, son Steven Levy (Shelley), and granddaughters Katie Levy and Stephanie Levy. She also leaves behind her brother and sister-in-law Stanley and June Atlas, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
The family expresses their gratitude to Dr. Alexis Karageorge for years of wonderful care; Brandie, Janice, and the entire staff at Sunrise of Louisville, and Renee and Courtney of Hosparus Health. Belle’s smile and her upbeat welcoming nature will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A private graveside service will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at The Temple Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In Belle’s memory, donations may be made to The Temple or the charity of the donors’ choice. The service will be livestreamed beginning at 3 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/HermanMeyerSon/