S: My Memories of Mom
BC: The End
FC: of my Sweet Loving Mom Helen Goodwin Langenegger July 20, 1923-January 23, 2011 | "Hedy- Weezie"
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen | Mom, 10 mos; George 3 yrs in 1924. Goodwin Family in 1926 Mom, age 8 with George in 1931
2: Mom's school class in 1933, Hagerman | 1938 Mom was a tomboy growing up. George made her learn to play baseball, and play well...or he'd really get after her!
3: High School Graduation Picture, 1940 | Hagerman High School
4: Mom put those baseball skills to good use, playing for the Roswell Army Air Field Quartermaster's team, the "QMettes" | Mom in sister Vera and Byron Gress's wedding
5: Mom married Ed Shafer, and Jeaneen was born February 25, 1945. Above, 1946. What beauties! | Mom and Helen Jeaneen, born in Abilene Tx.
6: "Glamour Mother" of 1945 | Mom and her good friend Toby in 1943. Check out that awesome hat and purse! Yep, she was a looker!
7: Mom went to business school in Roswell and then started to work at the Army Air Base. She played pool with all the guys and could beat them! | Mom in her late twenties. Her hair was the envy of many, so "stylin' for the day!"
8: Helen Frances Goodwin and Arthur Walter "Bill" Langenegger Married May 17, 1945, in Roswell, NM
10: Mom and Lana at new home in 1951 | Lana Ruth was born Nov. 28, 1948 in Roswell | Mom and friend Lorene Keith 1947
11: September 1950 | Feb. 3, 1949 at Jack Dempsey Lounge in New York City. Mom loved to travel!
12: Mom's Birthday July 20 1953 with Grandad | Easter 1953 | Alice Kathleen born Jan. 5 1952 in Artesia NM, by appt!
13: Mom was active in the Woman's Club, and she was a leader in many ways. I read a lot of newspaper clippings from the Hagerman Star that described their activities and socials! April 1952 | I remember the old "Duplicator" mimeograph machine that Mom used when I was a child, which was so fancy for it's day. It used a liquid, printed in purple, and you had to hand crank it! She was really uptown with all the latest gadgets. And she had a "Selectric" Typewriter...Mom was a FAST typist!
14: The new family home west of Hagerman, completed in late 1951. This photo was summer of 1952.
15: Mom loved playing the piano. She was church pianist starting at age 8, and didn't stop until she was 76! | At home in Hagerman in the 1960's
16: Nobody had a prettier smile than my Mama! | Mom loved singing in Sweet Adelines, for many years. She sang Bass! Many travels, and served as Regent of Region 8.
18: Hawaii in 1965 | Mom and Daddy took lots of trips, mostly with Farm Bureau. They loved cruises too, and Hawaii of course. They even took me when I was in the sixth grade. I thought that was pretty cool! | 1977
19: Cl ddf | In my high school years, it impressed me how much effort Mom gave for others. Specifically, it amazed me how she'd stay up all hours of the night sewing for me, especially for cheerleading. She ran for parts for Daddy at the drop of a hat, and helped and supported his work in so many ways. Mom taught Sunday School for many years, and spent a whole year researching and teaching on the book of Revelations. She was a great cook too, I especially remember meat loaf, enchiladas with an egg, and steaming a whole head of cauliflower. Haha!
20: Mom was very active in the Assistance League in Roswell, and loved to attend and help produce "Crystal Ball" every year, their fundraiser. She also worked Operation School Bell, clothing children, and at the Tea Room. She delighted in having a jillion beautifully wrapped presents under the tree at Christmas. I remember the expansive array of wrapping and package decorations spread all over the ping pong table in the basement, and we'd wrap until midnight!
21: Mom was incredibly strong after Daddy died. She had so much to handle, but she did it with grace and persistence. She was an amazing manager. | Daddy died on July 3, 1983. Jill was only two months old, so she never knew him. I am sorry for that, but glad that Bryan and Andy remember special moments with him...driving bumpy over the feed bunks at the feedyards, getting a coke, and other "choice stories!" | Vera, Memo, and Mom July 1983 | April 19, 1981
22: Airport trips with Lana. In1995 Mom broke her hip while in Denver. | Sharing their birthday month, Bub and Mom, July 1998 | Visits from Bub and Family were always so special to Mom! This was June 2010.
23: Mom loved her grandbabies!'She was so special to all of them. | Scary facials with Kim | Bryan, 1977 | Nonnie's first visit from Joey, born Sept. 26, 2006 | Andy, age 6 | Mom's birthday, July 20, 1981 with Andy, Bryan, and Beau
24: Mom's picture for the First Baptist Church Directory 1994 | At | At Kim and Scott's Wedding in Scottsdale, AZ Dec. 3, 1993
25: Mom and Vera dancing at an After-Show party, 1994. Mom was the chauffeur for Jill to take dance classes from Vera, starting at age two! She picked her up, fed her a snack, drove her home....lots of miles and lots of love! Mom helped Vera a lot with all her shows, she was a big support. | We all loved Mom's swimming pool! Lots of parties there, and Mom hosted swim and exercise class for all her buddies.
26: Nonnie loved her hair-do's and took pictures of every cut she liked. Neen kept her looking spiffy for many of those years, even long-distance! And that beautiful thick hair was forever RED! | Mom always had a camera at hand, and took more pictures than anyone I ever knew! Haha, guess I got it from her!
27: 1992 | Chris, Nonnie, and Brianna on Mom's Birthday, July 2000 | Nonnie, Jeremy and Carson, May 1999 | Mom and Vera moved to Acantilado Vista in Rio Rancho, NM in 1999. That followed a two-day gigantic auction that I'll never forget!
28: Mom loved the dress-up parties and was a pretty cute witch! Through all her trials, including nearly losing her vision to macular degeneration, and requiring oxygen for COPD, she never lost faith or hope. Mom was one tough cookie! | Christmas 2001 | December 2002
29: Easter 2010 | Jill's High School Graduation, May 2001 | June 2006 | Mom really enjoyed the Barbershop quartet that came to sing just for her on Valentine's Day 2010
30: Mom moved to Las Colinas Village in 2005, after Vera passed. For a while, she participated in the 'Red Hat' activities, and was all decked out! I took Mom to Hagerman for the 100th Anniversary of First Baptist Church, Hagerman 9-19-2004.They honored her for her many years of service to the church and community. | Bub & Angelia's wedding, 3-4-2006 | Mother's Day 2010
31: Many Happy Mother's Days! Mom loved good food, and would always have room for chocolate! She took pictures of every gift she ever received. | 2004 | 2005 | 2007 on my deck | 2010 at St. Clair's Winery | 1992
32: Trips to the BioPark! | 8-14-2005 | With New Life Assisted Living Summer 2010 | Jill, Joey, & Lily's visit, 1-14-2010
33: But we had fun anyway! Nearly all the family was there, we grilled and had food galore. Finally on the last day the rain stopped and we took a drive and short hike. Mom was a trooper, getting out of her routine. | Nonnie with Ethan at the Family Reunion in Ruidoso, NM July 2008. We had a flooding rain that was torrential, did millions in damage...
34: I was incredibly blessed to have a wonderful, Christian mother. She was always there for me, loved me unconditionally, and at the end it was my honor to try to care for her as best I could. She deserved so much more, but she was always kind, generous, and grateful. | I love this picture! Jan. 2010, Mom was 86 | Mom loved Barbershop music, and we all sang together in the early years. Sept of 2010 below was actually a video taken by Jocelyn, the last time we sang together...and laughed and laughed!
35: All things grow better with love. | New Year's Day 2011. Lana and Jeremy's family had been skiing in Red River, and came back that day and spent time with Nonnie. What a blessing to still see her smiling. | We moved Mom from New Life to Tom's home on January 8th. Soon after that, hospitalization for GI procedure to treat her achalasia. Sadly, only had her home for two weeks. She was tired, and made her own decision not to pursue more medical treatment.
36: January 16, 2011 Mom's last picture.....and still a sweet smile on her face, after all she'd been through. | The Lord was calling Mom home! Her journey started on Thursday Jan. 20 and ended just past midnight on Sunday Jan. 23. | Just prior to her hospital discharge on Jan 15. She was anxious to go home!
37: Services were held on January 29, 2011 in Roswell at Ballards, and at Mom's church, First Baptist in Hagerman, NM. A time of sadness, yet a time of rejoicing for a life that touched so many, who loved the Lord and her family without reserve, and all suffering had ended! | I love you and miss you, Mom!
38: Front row: Marshall and Zach Kerr, Dylan Hartgrove Second row: Scott Kerr and Wyatt, Beau Rogers, Kim Kerr, Jeaneen Jones, Lana Phoenix, Kathy Moore, Tom Gregory, Andy Miles, Jaime Price with Hannah and Cloe Back row: JJ and Jeremy Hartgrove, Bryan Miles with Jace and Allison, and Marybelle Not in photo: Jocelyn Price, Angelia Price, Jessica Miles and Ethan and Audrey Jill and Nathan Craig, and Joey and Lily; Chris and Brianna Miles, Jonathan Kerr | Our Extended Family
39: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace. | When I think of the wisdom and scope of God's plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious unlimited resources He will give you mighty inner strength through His Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hear as you trust in Him. May your roots go deep into the soil of God's marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is. May you experience the love of Christ though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with th fullness of life, and the power that comes from God. Ephesians 3: 14-19