Leaugeay Stevenson Berman
LEAUGEAY STEVENSON BERMAN Age 100, passed away on Aug 23, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. She was born in 1915 in Pittsburgh, PA where she married Albert Curry in 1937 and was one of only a few women to attend medical school at the University of Pittsburgh for two years. Then she was hired at Mellon Institute to do chemical research. After the war she opened a successful children's boutique, Chez Enfant. In 1954 she moved to N.C. where she married Michael Berman. Initially she was employed by Montaldo's, an upscale women's boutique as a Dept Head and Buyer which she enjoyed very much as she loved clothes and was very fashionable. As one of the first women to become a Life Insurance agent for Prudential Insurance Co., she was honored to be included in the Presidents' Citation Awards twice. Later she moved to San Diego, CA where she again was a top salesperson for Nieman Marcus at age 67. A trailblazer with an amazing spirit, her wonderful sense of humor, gregarious nature and talent for storytelling delighted family, friends, acquaintances and strangers endearing her to all that met her. She had one son; Frank Stevenson, who predeceased her in 1979. She is survived by daughters; Leaugeay Buck, Louise Gilliland; sister, Elaine "Boots" Sapper; grandchildren; Leaugeay Barnes, Mai Lien Dias, George "Marsh" Buck, Albert Buck, James Vantrease; 7 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased