GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Sunday,
February 13, 2005
RUDYARD - Alice C. (Chvilicek) Langel, 68, a registered nurse at Liberty
in Chester for 25 years, died of complications
from lung cancer Thursday at her daughter's home in Phoenix.
Vigil prayers are 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Ransom
Church in Hingham. Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Saturday at
the church, followed by cremation. Burial of ashes is 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at Rudyard Cemetery. Rockman
Funeral Chapel of Chester
is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include daughters Marietta Haaland
and Jane Twedt of Federal Way, Wash., and Judy Langel of Phoenix; sons Eugene Langel
of Las Vegas, Bill Langel of Inverness and Dennis Langel of Havre; brothers Lawrence Chvilicek
of Pendleton, Ore., and Robert Chvilicek of Chester;
six grandchildren and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Langel, in
HAVRE DAILY NEWS Monday,
February 14, 2005
RUDYARD - Alice
Camille (Chvilicek) Langel,
68, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at her daughter's home in Phoenix, Ariz.
Vigil prayers will
be 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church in Hingham. Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Saturday
at the church. Cremation will follow per Alice's
request. A graveside service and burial of ashes will be 11 a.m. next Monday at
the Rudyard Cemetery.
Alice was born
Feb. 17, 1936, at Hingham
to John and Marion (Huestis) Chvilicek.
Alice grew up
on the family farm and received her early education at the Mariner country school
north of town. She graduated from Rudyard
High School in 1954.
married Arnold F. "Bud" Langel on Feb. 1,
1955 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
They moved to the Langel farm north of Rudyard where Alice worked as a
farmwife, homemaker, and mother of six. Following Bud's untimely death in 1968,
Alice and the children moved into Rudyard where she began working as a cook and
waitress at the local bowling alley.
In 1972, Alice began studying nursing at Northern Montana
College in Havre, where
she earned her L.P.N. degree and graduated highest in her class. She worked
several years at the Liberty County Hospital
before returning to college in 1977. Alice received her R.N. degree from
Northern in 1979, then continued her nursing duties in
she retired from nursing in 1998, Alice
continued to teach the C.N.A. classes at the Chester hospital 2-3 times a year.
In November of 2003, Alice
traveled to Phoenix, Ariz., to visit family and attend a Simon
and Garfunkel concert. While there, she fell at her
daughter Judy's home and ended up in the hospital for three weeks. Shortly
thereafter she was diagnosed with lung cancer and she received the gamut of
chemo and radiation treatment. Alice
spent the better part of 6 months in and out of hospitals and skilled nursing
facilities. On Dec. 29, she transferred to her daughter's home in Phoenix to be cared for
by nurses from the Hospice of the Valley. Alice's eldest daughter, Marietta,
had come in April to be with her and spent everyday at her bedside.
was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and was a lifelong member of
Our Lady of Ransom Church in Hingham.
included gardening, bowling, reading, and cross-stitching. She was one of Garfield's biggest fans, as evidenced by her large
collection of Garfield
memorabilia. In her quiet time at home she enjoyed watching television; her
favorite shows were "Jeopardy," "The Price is Right,"
"Wheel of Fortune," and "The Young & the Restless."
Alice became an avid football fan after her oldest son played high school ball, and her favorite NFL team was the Denver Broncos. Alice enjoyed her many years of bowling. She
served on many statewide committees, including Director of District II of the Montana Women's Bowling
was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, John, James, Leonard,
Norbert and Gerald Chvilicek; and granddaughter,
Survivors include her sons, Eugene Langel of Las Vegas, Nev., Bill (Pam) Langel
of Inverness, and Dennis (Debbie) Langel of Havre;
daughters, Marietta Haaland of Federal Way, Wash.,
Judy (Mark Brady) Langel of Phoenix, Ariz., and Janet
(Paul) Twedt of Federal Way, Wash.; six
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brothers, Lawrence (Carole) Chvilicek of Pendleton, Ore., and Robert Chvilicek of Chester; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Memorials will be
given to the American Cancer Society or Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church.
by Rockman Funeral Chapel, Chester.