Marjorie Anne Langlois, a longtime educator and a mother of six, died on April 16, 2016 in Colorado Springs.
Mrs. Langlois, known as “Marjie”, was born on December 4, 1922 in Butternut, Wisconsin. She was the second of four children born to Roy and Delia (Chinook) Masters. An adventurous girl, she grew up in Milwaukee and often rode the bus around the city alone. She attended Messmer High School in Milwaukee before enrolling at the Wisconsin State Teacher’s College in LaCrosse, where she was trained as a physical education instructor and graduated at the top of her class. Marjie taught physical education and kindergarten at Divine Redeemer School from 1969 to 1986 and is fondly remembered by many graduates. She served as interim principal of Divine Redeemer for a year. In 1983, she earned a master of teaching degree from Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
During World War II, she worked in a factory to help the war effort.
She married Jim Langlois, then in the U.S. Navy, in 1945 at Camp Parks in Hayward, Calif. The two families had met at Trump Lake in Wisconsin, where Marjie’s parents had a cedar cabin, the site of many fond youthful adventures for her.
Marjie and Jim would have six children and live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kansas City, Missouri and beginning in 1961, Colorado Springs. Marjie was a devoted and attentive mother. She would play games with her children, teach them to cook and make clothes and camping gear for them by hand. She and Jim were married for 59 years before Jim’s passing in 2004.
She was a member of Divine Redeemer Catholic Parish for more than 50 years and volunteered in service organizations, serving as president of the women’s club. For years, she brought the Eucharist to homebound parishioners. She and Jim supported many charitable causes, including: Divine Redeemer, St. Mary’s High School and the Mercy Center. For more than 40 years, she was part of a neighborhood bridge club in which she and friends not only played cards, but kept up with each other’s lives. Marjie had an exploring spirit. She traveled widely with Jim enjoying Europe, Australia, Alaska and the Pacific Islands.
She is survived by her children: Janet Langlois diTommaso (Andrea) of Detroit, Michigan, Linda Cannon (Joe) of Monument, Colorado, Denis (Susan) of Port Townsend, Washington, Steve of Colorado Springs, Phil (Lynette) of Denver and Ed (Karen) of Portland, Oregon. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and her sister, Jean Hubert of Davenport, Iowa.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. A vigil will follow at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Friday, April 22, 2016 at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 North Logan Avenue. Private interment will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercy Center, 520 West Buena Ventura Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907.