April 25, 1929 - March 6, 2013
Paul “Loran” Levings, of La Pine OR, passed away March 6, 2013. Loran was born April 25, 1929 in Tacoma, WA. Loran was the oldest of 6 children, four brothers and one sister. He graduated from Drain High School in 1947 and went on to study at Southern Oregon College receiving a BS in Education. He then received his Master of Education degree at The University of Oregon in 1967. Loran is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Joanne Hawkins Levings.
Loran was raised to work in the woods and sawmills most of his early years. After graduating from college Loran became an elementary and middle school teacher moving on to administration as an elementary school principal in the South Lane School District. He then had a successful stint as an insurance broker for American Bankers before he returned back to what he loved the most; working in the woods. He finished his working years back in the classroom teaching where his education began with the North Douglas School District in Drain. Upon retirement he and his wife Jo moved to La Pine, OR where Loran became active in many of the town organizations including Meals on Wheels, the Senior Center and the Moose Lodge. Loran was an avid hunter and fisherman. He and Jo travelled around the country, Canada and Mexico with their Winnebago clubs and chapters.
Loran is survived by four daughters, Susan, Debra, Lori and Patti along with their husbands, 17 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He is also survived by his five step-children, Ann, Philip, Lisa, Sally and Susan along with their spouses, 6 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial celebration will be held on April 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in La Pine, OR.