Date Honored: June 2015
My beloved wife, Mary Langan, passed away peacefully at home in December. I was privileged to be at her side when she took her last breath. I know that her spirit/life force has gone on to the next stage in life. I miss her with all of my heart.
One of Mary’s greatest loves was her knitting. It gave her so much joy – not just in making things but in giving them away to her family and friends. Another of Mary’s joys was motorcycle riding. She was an active member in the 12-step community and shared her experience, strength and hope with others. She was also a volunteer at Silver Key Senior Services, taking meals to home bound seniors and later she helped other women who were suffering from the same form of cancer that finally took her life.
Just recently, Mary found her spirituality studying and practicing Buddhist teachings at a local Sangha with a loving teacher.
My life took on new meaning when Mary entered my life. It was love at first sight. We married in 2008 and our love for each other grew stronger and stronger each day. Mary will be
with me always in my heart, and my love for her will never fade. I know that one day I will be with her again on the other side. Here is one of Mary’s own poems:
One day the body will cease to exist
And transcend into
Another part of life
We call Death
To most Death is
To perhaps try
It’s as close
As the day is new
Not to be frightened by
Or avoided, or escaped
And only a new plane of
Mary is survived by me, her loving husband, Fred Langan, her parents, Don and Marcia Paulus, her daughter Lindsey Kelly, her step son Evan Langan, her grandson Erick Thorpe, her brothers Tommy Paulus & John Paulus and many other relatives.
~ Fred G. Langan, husband