Amy Katharine Lange
1969 - 2013
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Amy K. Lange, 44, of Millington, Tenn., daughter of longtime Evergreen resident Susan Richards, died tragically on Nov. 25, 2013.
Amy was named Shelby County Schools' Teacher of the Year for 2012-13. She was an integral part of the Millington Arts Council and a well-loved art teacher at Millington Central High School in Shelby County, Tenn., where she had taught for nearly a decade. She started her teaching career at Germantown High School in Germantown, Tenn., and recently was an adjunct art education instructor at Memphis College of Art in Memphis. She was also a gifted and accomplished photographer, graphic designer and artist.
Amy generously shared her knowledge and expertise with young students, student teachers and her peers. It was her opinion that most students are not taught to think effectively. Her art project assignments required students to research topics from several perspectives and think them through. Once those skills were mastered, they naturally carried over into every aspect of the students' education and lives. Many of her pupils were accepted at top colleges and universities throughout the country, receiving very generous grants and scholarships.
To promote her students' creativity, Amy founded events such as an annual silent auction and art sale at the Millington Farmers Market. Because of her guidance and active promotion, their art has been featured on billboards in such places as New York City and at Memphis International Airport. Amy was as proud as any parent of her students' accomplishments.
Born on July 25, 1969, Amy attended the Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford, Conn., and graduated from Stamford High School in 1987. She received her bachelor of fine arts in photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and earned a master's degree from the University of Memphis, where she was pursuing her doctorate in instructional design and technology. She recently returned from a 10-day trip to China, where she visited schools and spoke with art students.
She is survived and greatly missed by her loving family, her mother, Susan Richards of Evergreen; father Kenneth Lange of Stamford, Conn.; sister Holly Lange and husband Addison Parker of Denver; half sister Robin Lange; stepmother Elizabeth Lange; and other extended family members.
Memorial gifts in memory of Amy Lange may be sent to: Millington Central High School, 8050 West St., Millington, TN 38053. Please add a memo at the bottom of the check to the Art Honor Society Scholarship. All checks must have a phone number listed in order to be processed.

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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram from Dec. 3, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014.
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September 18, 2020
We remember you in September of 2020. You were a light gone out too soon. ♥♥
December 26, 2013
I am very sorry for you loss. May your memories always continue to give you comfort. Always remember, "God is for us a refuge and strength." -Psalms:46
Paris D.
December 24, 2013
We are sorry for your loss. Be that God is willing to give you the strength to recover. May knowing you are in the hearts and thoughts of others help you and yours through this time of sorrow.
James 4:8
December 12, 2013
Fran Ebbs
December 11, 2013
My condolences.
Org early Parsley
December 11, 2013
I had a class with Amy over the summer at the University of Memphis. We exchanged notes and studied together some. I could tell she was dedicated to pursuing her doctorate degree, and there's not a doubt in my mind she would have obtained it. I have been praying for her family. God is the only one who can give you the peace you need at this time. I hope and pray you know Him as your Savior, for that is the only way to get to heaven.
Meredith Krisell
December 9, 2013
To the family of Amy, you have my deepest sympathy and I'm sure you miss her very much. I hope you may find comfort with the possibility of being reunited with Amy in the near future, under peaceful, righteous conditions. John 17:3
December 8, 2013
You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. May it bring you peace knowing that Amy had an impact on the lives of many students. Her life will always be cherished by each of them. May God give each of you strength and comfort as you endure this great sorrow. (Psalm 91:2)
December 6, 2013
Oh Susan, and everyone else who loved Amy, I am so very very sorry. I know there are no words to help. Know I care, and grieve this loss to you, her friends, her students, the world. Peace to your heart.
Karen Hardesty
December 6, 2013
Susan and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Jennifer Churchill
Jennifer Churchill
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