A native of Modesto, she was born July 22, 1955, and graduated from Downey High School, Modesto Junior College and California State University, Fresno. She was an alternative education teacher for 18 years in Stanislaus County and Tracy Unified school districts.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, James Levand of Tracy; two sons, Jay Levand of Fresno and Andrew Levand of Tracy; three sisters, Vickii Zaiger, and her husband, Gary, of Modesto, Drena Wagner, and her husband, Rich, of Escalon and Kip Bryhni, and her husband, Laird, of Modesto.
Preceding her in death were her parents, William and Louise McGhee of Modesto; her parents-in-law, Betty and Bud Levand; and a sister-in-law, Ellen Levand.
Arrangements were handled by Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., and a guest book can be viewed and signed at www.frymemorialchapel.com.
Contributions in Mrs. Levand’s name may be sent to Community Hospice, Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
• The Tracy Press runs death notices as a free service to its readers. To qualify, the deceased must have lived or worked in Tracy or Mountain House. Notices, formatted according to Tracy Press style, run once in in the Friday print edition and are posted at www.tracypress.com. For information, contact the copy desk at 835-3030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about paid obituaries should be directed to the retail advertising department at 830-4260.