Blanche L. Langowski, 81, went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2012. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Henry Langowski; parents, John and Jennie Farrell; siblings, John, Tom, Allen and Virginia. Survived by daughters, Jennie (Angelo) Montez, Lisbeth Dosen, Cynthia (Selwyn) Illick and Johnna (Tim) Morgan; grandchildren, Henry (Cheri) Montez, Cassandra (Alex) Hovet, Nicholas Morgan, Susanne and Samantha Dosen; great-grandsons, Liam David Hovet and Drew Raspberry; brothers-in-law, Ted Langowski and Robert (Sharon) Langowski; special nephew, Shelley (Charlene) Farrell; and countless nieces and nephews. Blanche's calling in life was nursing. She was a registered nurse for over 45 years. She worked in rural hospitals, office practices and finally as a homecare nurse for 25 years for Parkview Medical Center. She loved home nursing because she felt it was the heart of nursing. It allowed her to be in the patients' homes and observe their day-to-day living. Blanche was the recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Award and the Florence Nightingale Award. Her professional and loving style of nursing inspired countless nurses. As a wife and mother, Blanche's strong love of family guided her. She was the mom who would work all day and come home at night to feed her family and then go to her sewing machine to make twirling uniforms, prom dresses and matching Easter dresses for her daughters or any other thing needed. To relax on the weekends Blanche shopped and prepared Sunday dinner for as many family members as could gather. Her Sunday dinner table never had fewer than 20 people. She truly enjoyed her independence at Presbyterian Towers and the wonderful friends she made there. The family thanks Parkview Medical Center, every nurse who attended to Blanche, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Doctors Johnson and Sloan. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., with Pastor Jim Murray officiating. It was Blanche's wish that memorials be made to First Church of the Nazarene Youth Group through the church's office, 84 Stanford Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Jennie and family-
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember the times I had with her when you all lived in Walsenburg. I’ve often thought of her after you all moved to Pueblo. Keep memories close, they will bring you a smile and peace.

  2. To Blanche’s family,
    I have known your mother for over 20 years and worked with her in Homecare. The memorial was beautiful and presented Blanche as she was. I’m sure she was looking down and enjoying it. My prayers are with all of you during this sorrowful time. Blanche will be missed by many. Sandi

  3. To all of Blanche’s family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I worked with her at Parkview Homecare and I’ve always loved her and enjoyed her stories, sense of humor and her laugh. My thoughts are with all of you and so saddened to hear of her passing. May all your happy memories take the place of your sadness soon.

  4. Johnna and Jennie, so sorry you lost your mom. So many times you talked about her, being the one who always tied you all together as a family and what a wonderful nurse she was. I know you will miss her very, very much. It’s gonna be hard; it’s just that way with moms. Again my sympathy and my love to you both………..Liz Morrison

  5. Beth, Cindy and Jennie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. It is very hard to lose a mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember the times in Walsenburg and really enjoyed your mom over those years.
    Sincerely,
    Lori Maes King

  6. Johnna: I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all. Jeanine Litton

  7. Sorry for your loss, your mom was a good person, I worked with her many years at Parkview homecare, I knew where I stood with her, she would give me a smile when things were right and then a different look when things were not, we had many laughs together.

  8. Johnna and Jennie, so sorry for your loss, your mother was a wonderful person, I’ve known for so many years and she was always the same, so sorry we never made it to lunch. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Freda

  9. Sam, Susie, and Beth:

    I am a friend of Sam’s and I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your grandma and mother. Please know you are in my thoughts and I am wishing you and your family peace during this difficult time.

    Niki

  10. Samantha, Susie, and Beth-
    I am so sorry for your loss! please let me know if you need anything and my prayers are with you and your family

    Dina

  11. I am so sorry for the loss of Blanche. She was my boss and friend when I worked at Parkview Homecare. I loved and enjoyed working there because she was there. Miss you and may God Bless You. Sue

  12. Beth, Susie, and Sam I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
    When Someone you loves becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories…

  13. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU BETH,SUZIE AND SAM. YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. EVERYONE AT MRI IS THINKING OF YOU IN YOUR TIME OF LOSS. LOVE YOU LINDA

  14. And my most sincerest apology to beth losing a parent is one of the hardest losses a person can have but be strong and remember you have a wonderful support group who is always here for you! We love u and sam and suzie you are the best people and you will make it through this difficult time. Love Diana

  15. Beth, Suzie, and Samamtha,
    My Sincere Sympathy in the Loss of your Mother and Grandma. So Sorry.
    You all will be in my prayers. May she rest in Peace. Love, Janet

  16. Sammie Suzie and johanna i am so very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time please call if you need anything.
    Love Diana

  17. Very sorry to hear of Blanche’s passing. She provided such wonderful care to my father when he was sick, and for that our family will always be grateful.

  18. Cynthia, I am so sorry. Your mother was a wonderful person. I can still see her coming into the store in Walsenburg,always a smile.

    Mary Ann Thompson

  19. So sorry to learn of Blanche’s home going. Sorry I am out of state and can’t attend the services but know that I am there in thoughts and prayers.

    Iona Naumann

  20. Jennie, Cindy, Beth and Johnna
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was truly a gem to me. I have SO MANY fond memories of her! She taught me to LOVE pickles! :o) She was SO amazing and ALWAYS so supportive of my entire family. Here’s to your wonderful life Blance and eating pickles with you! All my love, Karen

  21. What a special angel we all have known in Blanche! She helped my mother through all sorts of things when she had cancer, but more than that she was a friend to her as well. Of course to us all! Peace and love to your entire family, hope the happy times will all be remembered as you come together.

  22. Sorry to hear of the death of Blanche. She was a wonderful woman. You are all in my thoughts. Love Dawn Dunn

  23. May the peace which comes from your loving memories comfort you now and in the days ahead. Love and prayers! God bless!

  24. Cynthia Illick and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your beloved mother’s death. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    Jan Jackson

  25. Cynthia Illick and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your beloved mother’s death. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    Jan Jackson

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