Obituary –Dr. Steven Levesque |

Obituary –Dr. Steven Levesque

Dr. Steven Levesque died Sept. 11, 2002, in a rock climbing accident. He was 46.

Levesque was a highly respected and much loved family physician in South Lake Tahoe. He was known for his breadth of medical skills as well as his compassion and enjoyable sense of humor. His life brought inspiration to countless people.

Levesque grew up in Garden Grove and attended the University of California, Davis. He received his doctorate in medicine from USC Medical School and completed his residency at Ventura County Medical Center where he met Janice. After they married, Janice and Steve worked on the Paiute Indian Reservation in Bishop where Steve strove to develop a deep understanding of Native American culture in order to better serve that community. After 10 years, they moved to South lake Tahoe where they joined Tahoe Family Physicians.

Levesque had a real capacity to live what he believed for himself and influence others with his beliefs. He was a passionate skier, surfer, mountaineer and rock climber. He was very devoted to Janice, and his two children, David, 10, and Elise, 6. He is survived by his wife, Janice, of 15 years, son David, and daughter Elise, parents Joseph and Peggy Levesque of Camus, Wash., sisters Denise Levesque of Riverside, Debbie Zatarian of Tustin, Calif., Karen Miller of Sparks, brothers Jim of Camus, Wash., and Mike of Oregon City, two nephews and one niece. The many memories of him will live with his family and friends forever.

A memorial service will be at Sierra Community Church in South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Levesque Family Fund at US Bank, 2850 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe or the Sierra Community Church in South Lake Tahoe.

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