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Genevieve Mae Lang

Genevieve Mae Lang, 88, Smith River, died June 26, 2001, in Smith River.

She was born May 21, 1913, in Los Angeles to W.B. Hewitt and Marcia (Johanson) Hewitt.

She was a Girl Scout leader and a Methodist Sunday School teacher while living in Van Nuys, Calif., and attended college at University of California, Los Angeles.

She accepted her first teaching position at the Muddy Creek School in Haines.

During her second year of teaching she met Jack Lang. They were married later that year in Idaho.

Mr. and Mrs Lang moved to the Saugus, Calif., area where they lived on a large poultry ranch.

They had three children. They then moved to Van Nuys and ran the family poultry hatchery.

In 1951, Mr. and Mrs. Lang moved to Santa Paula, Calif.

She taught for 10 years at the Mupu School. She then taught English for the next 10 years at Santa Paula Union High School. Upon her retirement she was a substitute teacher for Merced City Schools for a year.

In 1976, the Langs moved to Smith River where she enjoyed gardening and the ocean view. She also enjoyed reading.

She was proud of her heritage; her one grandmother being an active friend of Susan B. Anthony, and the other a Bennett of the Death Valley Party.

Her husband died in 1996.

Survivors are her daughter Jacqueline Peters of Merced, Calif.; grandson Michael Peters, wife Ann and great-grandchildren Christopher and Sarah of Merced, Calif.; granddaughter Susan Bartlett and husband Doug of Eagle, Colo. and great-grandsons Sam, Sean and Danner; granddaughter Laura Davis and husband Greg of Derby Line, Vt., and great-grandchildren Jacob, Alise and Genevieve; grandson James Peters of Smith River; daughter Virginia Anthony, Crescent City; granddaughter Tracy and husband Don Jacobson of Crescent City; great-granddaughter Jody Marlette and husband Randy of Denver and great-grandson Cody; great-grandsons Jason Jacobson of San Francisco, and Jeff Jacobson of Honolulu; great-grandson Zachary Freiwald of Fort Bragg, N.C. his wife Laurie of Crescent City, and daughters Ashley, Shelby, Layne and Cristin; great-great-grandson Connor Holloway of Eureka, Calif.; granddaughter Kelly Cahill of Bryce Canyon, Utah; great-granddaughter Erin Cahill of Crescent City; great-grandson Tim Cahill of Portland; son Patrick Lang and wife Holly of Arlington, Va., and great-grandchildren Nick Lang of Eureka; Marcie Lang of Herndon, Va.; and Sophie Lang of Arlington, Va.; sister June Thatcher of Haliewa, Hawaii.; and sister-in-law Virginia Fogman of Brookings.

Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

A memorial to Jack and Genevieve Lang is located in the Smith River Cemetery. At a later date, family members plan to meet in Eastern Oregon to scatter the Langs ashes at the Rock Creek Bridge where Jack and Genevieve Lang first pledged their love.


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