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Marjorie Ann "Mollie" Langendam

Marjorie Ann “Mollie” Langendam, 87,passed away peacefully Thursday, July 4, 2013 at her residence at Country Care Assisted Living Home in Cottonwood, Arizona. A former resident of Rudyard and Plymouth, Michigan, Mollie was born May 8, 1926 in Fibre, Michigan. She was the daughter and one of seven children of Frederick and Gertrude (Dalman) Dowd. After graduating from Rudyard High Schoolin 1943, she attended Mercy College of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, graduating with a Diploma degree in Nursing in 1947. She married David J. Catton January 5, 1947, they later divorced. Mollie married John A. Langendam December 11, 1954. Mollies’ extensive nursing career included surgery, obstetrics, medical-surgical and nearly 25 years in geriatric nursing as director of nursing and as administrator until her retirement in 1983. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playingcards, crafts, and was a die-hard Detroit Tigers, and Lions fan.Watching clouds, fall colors, and ships on the Great Lakes in Michigan, singing old time gospel hymns, doing crossword puzzles in ink, retelling family history and peanut butter fudge were many of the simple pleasures she enjoyed. She was a long-standing member of the Rudyard Tonk Card Club. Mollie made friends wherever she went, with her quick wit, contagious smile and gentle ways. She will be greatly missed by her many family and friends. Mollie is survived by son David J. (Romana) Catton Jr of Salt Lake City, Utah,and daughter Beth (Michael) Overly of Cottonwood, Arizona, granddaughters Hilary Catton and Jennifer (Rob)Woznick- Carney , great grand children Ozzly Woznick, Alabama Woznick, Jameson Carney and Quentin Carney of Salt Lake City, Utah. She is also survived by sisters Joyce Chadwick of Fibre, Michigan, Doris McDowell, Rudyard, Michigan, Beth (Herb) Spring of Plymouth, Michigan, sister-in law Darlene Dowd, Roseville, CA, brother - in law Ray Salo, Cedarville, MI and numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by special friends Evelyn Staley, Cheboygan,Michigan, Mary and Bob Glashan Pitt Meadows, B.C., Gary Holliday Ocqueoc, Michigan, and her many Tonk Card Club girlfriends. Mollie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John in 1987, sisters Lora in 1997, and Helen in 2005, brother Edward (Bud) in 2010, brother-in-laws Clayton Loveless, Bill Chadwick, Leonard McDowell, Vern Malaska. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held in her beloved Michigan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 South CandyLane, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

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gloria larson on Friday, July 12, 2013 10:01 PM
Beth and Mike, sorry to hear of your loss. She was so special in your lives and I am sure she appreciated the care you lovingly gave her.
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Beth on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:39 PM
Gloria, thank you so much for thinking of us. We miss her alot. I fondly remember you, mom & my chats from BDH days years ago when she'd visit...


Lorraine Field on Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:13 AM
Beth.....I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and Mike. Lorraine Field (VVMC Volunteer/Main Entrance)
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Beth on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:43 PM
Lorraine, thank you so much for thinking of us. We miss her laugh and the twinkle in her eyes.


Nola Wesley on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:06 PM
One of the sweetest ladies I've ever known. I know you will miss her Beth, I miss my mom and dad everyday.
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Carol & Eddie Mosier on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 4:51 PM
Mollie will be sorely missed at Rosie's neighborhood Christmas dinner this year! She was so fun to chat with, and also was an excellent companion for Eddie's mom, Hessie, while they were both living at Cottonwood Village. She was a lovely woman with a beautiful soul, and we have all been enriched by knowing her. Rest in peace, Mollie!
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Beth Overly on Thursday, September 04, 2014 3:40 PM
Mom, it is hard to believe a year has come and gone since you left us. Honoring you on the one year anniversary, at your graveside, to be as close to you as was earthly possible was very special to me. And, today, is the first anniversary of your Celebration of Life service. I am so thankful you are at peace, yet I miss you very, very much every day. So many fond memories of you make me smile and the next minute, bring a tear to my eye. You will be in my heart forever, you are a part of me, perhaps better said, I am a part of you. Til we meet again... Your loving daughter
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