Marie L. Langlet | Obituary


Mrs. Mary Lou Langlet passed away on September 9, 2021. She left this life at her property in Charles Town, West Virginia, surrounded by her beloved son, Mark Langlet, and his wonderful guardians, Deanna and David Smith.

Mary Lou was born on December 8, 1927 to John and Louella Lovelace. In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was predeceased by her brothers Albert Lovelace and John Lovelace. She was also predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr Jules Langlet, who practiced as a surgeon and family physician in Charles Town for half a century.

Mary Lou is survived by her son, Mark Langlet, and daughter-in-law, Anne Coughlin. She is also survived by her brother, George Walter Lovelace, and his wife, Kathleen Lovelace.

Mary Lou’s granddaughter, Hannah Langlet Boitet, was the light of her life. Mary Lou is survived by Hannah and her husband, Jarrod Boitet. She is also survived by three great-grandsons, Ian, Colton and Benjamin Boitet, who brought her great joy with their bright smiles and playful personalities.

Mary Lou was beautiful, intelligent, strong and fearless. When she was a young woman, she learned to fly an airplane. After earning a science degree from James Madison University in Virginia, she researched at Merck Pharmaceutical Co. and taught high school for a year in Maryland. She then studied nursing at Johns Hopkins University, where she met and fell in love with her future husband, Jules Langlet. Among other nursing assignments, she worked as an emergency room nurse with supervisory duties, and she helped her husband establish his practice successfully by working as a nurse in his office. Over the years, she became an expert skier and ski instructor, she traveled to many foreign countries, she learned to scuba dive and she designed and oversaw the creation of a memorable home. . More than anything else, she was devoted to her son, Mark Langlet, and his family, and enjoyed spending time with them.

The family are extremely grateful to Deanna and David Smith for the faithful and meticulous care they provided to Mary Lou during her final months. We also express our thanks to the Panhandle Hospice for their expert and kind assistance during Mary Lou’s last days.

The family will receive visitors at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021.

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