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Nancy Langston

November 28, 1929 — May 10, 2016

Nancy E. Langston, age 86, who passed away at home on May 10, 2016 surrounded by the love of her family. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday May 13, 2016 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Doug Austin of Country Club Road Church of Christ will officiate with internment to follow at South Park Cemetery. Nancy was born on November 28, 1929 to Myron and Emma (Bearden) Lovett in Dexter, N.M. The family lived on the Ira Marshall farm until Nancy was 11, when her parents bought the 'help yourself' laundry in Dexter. They lived in the home beside the laundry until 1944 when the family sold that laundry and bought a larger one in Hobbs, N.M. where Nancy completed high school and graduated in 1947. On July 3, 1947 she married the love of her life, Leslie Langston who preceded her in death May 1, 2012.
Leslie and Nancy lived in several West Texas communities while working for Humble Oil Company, (now EXXON) and transferred to Hobbs, NM in 1952. Les worked 12 1/2 years for Humble Oil Company then they decided to go into business for themselves for several years. They had 2 service stations and a trailer house rental business in Hobbs. In 1965 the decision was made to move to Portales, N.M. where both Nancy and Leslie attended Eastern New Mexico University while working full and part time jobs and carrying full credits each semester until graduation. Leslie graduated in 1968 and went to work for Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell campus and Nancy graduated in 1969 and worked as a substitute teacher at the Junior High level, then at the Roswell Public Library. Nancy became the assistant director of the library and on two occasions served as interim director. She left the library for health reasons in 1981.

Nancy enjoyed oil painting and belonged to the Roswell Fine Arts League for about 20 years. She became interested in genealogy and began to write family histories of her own ancestors and Leslie's publishing a number of books, some still sold on Amazon. Leslie had worked as a curriculum specialist in Egypt gathering air travel miles so the couple traveled extensively. They were able to tour in Egypt, Athens and Rome as well as Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, India, London and Paris. Les and Nancy lived in New Zealand for 5 months while he taught a course there. Nancy loved family and enjoyed hosting family and friends in the home. In March 2016 she hosted nearly thirty family members and was able to have four and five generation pictures made. Nancy is a member of Country Club Road Church of Christ in Roswell, NM.

She was preceded in death by her parents Myron 1952 and Emma 1998 Lovett, her husband Leslie Langston 2012, their son Larry 1951, daughter Evelyn Williams 2014, and granddaughter Tammie (Green) Williford 2011.

Nancy is survived by three daughters, Cynthia and husband Jesse Green of San Angelo, TX, Peggy Langston of Carrollton, TX and Debbie and husband James Gannon of Azle, TX. She is also survived by six Grandchildren: Shannon (Green) and husband Joe Rosales of San Angelo, TX, Robin (Gannon) and husband Alex Moreno of Ft. Worth, TX, Christi Langston of Roswell, NM, Tiffany Gannon of Azel, TX, Casscade Williams of WA, Sierra Williams of Fernley, NV. Nancy has nine great grandchildren, Rachel Williford and Heath Williams of San Antonio, TX, Travis and Jalen Rosales of Abilene, TX, Isabel, Anthony and Jonathon Rosales of San Angelo, TX, Makalia and Tristen Gratts of Azle, TX and Brendon and Bella Moreno of Ft. Worth, TX and one Great Great granddaughter, Nova Williams of San Antonio, TX.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Green, James Gannon, Alex Moreno, Travis Rosales, Kim Hutton, Anthony Rosales, Jonathon Rosales; honorary pallbearers will be Casscade Williams, Joe Rosales. Her grandchildren, Robin Moreno and Travis Rosales will sing.

Obituary was lovingly written by the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity or church of your choice. Nancy's favorites included the Portales Children's Home and Country Club Road Church of Christ.


LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 South Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, May 13, 2016
5pm to 7pm


LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Saturday, May 14, 2016


South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
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