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Doris G. Langell

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- Doris G. Langell, 87, born Doris Adrianne Gladue, died July 3, 2004 in Arlington. Ms. Langell was born Feb. 28, 1917 in Warren, R.I., the daughter of Joseph Gladue and Parmelia Dallaire.

As a child she moved with her family to Bennington, Vt. and later married Walter Oatman, a Bennington native, on Sept. 16, 1939. After Walter’s death in 1943 she married Harold Bowdle, also of Bennington, on June 17, 1944. In 1964 Doris moved to Florida with her husband to retire. Harold Bowdle died in 1967; after which Doris married Harold Langell of Lake Worth, Fla. on Feb. 15, 1969.

Mr. Langell died in 1986, and in 1999 Ms. Langell moved to Arlington to live with her son Gerald Oatman. She joined St. Agnes church and became active in the “Young at Heart” club. In 2002 she took up residence at Culpepper Garden and became a valued volunteer who assisted the management of the retirement community, gift shop and became an active and recognized member of the Arlington County Senior Center housed in Culpepper Garden.

Mrs. Langell is survived by her son, Gerald Oatman of Arlington; a brother, Gerald Gladue of Smithville, N.J.; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held July 17 at Sacred Heart/St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington, Vt. at 11 a.m. Internment will be in the family plot in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 10, 2004
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