Toni K. Langson

October 22, 1946March 29, 2014

Toni Krouse Langson, 67, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 29, 2014 after an 18 year battle with breast cancer.

Toni was born on October 22, 1946 in Washington, DC. Her father was a Navy Pilot (Tailhooker) which resulted in her spending her childhood as a “Navy Brat” experiencing many parts of the country.

She graduated from Las Vegas High School and worked in the business office of the Stardust Hotel and Casino. During that time she met her husband, Don K. Langson, and were married on Valentine’s Day 1967. They moved to Texas and began their family of three daughters, Ninette, Julie and Shelly. As her children were growing up Toni was actively involved in all of her children’s activities while running a successful photography sales business with Don.

In 1984, the family moved to Carson City, Nevada and Don and Toni became business owners of Back In A Flash One Hour Photo for 17 years and later Little People Portraits until she retired in 2011.

Toni was actively involved in the Carson City Sunset Rotary Club and served as both Secretary and President through the years. Her passion in the club revolved around the youth programs and helping local youth participate in the RYLA High School Leadership Camp, Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership Program, Rotary Youth Exchange Program and the Rotary High School Speech Competition. She also hosted Rotary Members from all over the world in her home while they were here visiting Carson City.

Toni enjoyed gourmet cooking, needlepoint, gardening, traveling, reading cookbooks and mostly spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Don Krage Langson; her step-father, Larry Caldwell, of San Antonio, TX; her brothers Michael David Krouse of Phoenix, AZ and Michael J. Krouse of San Francisco, CA; her daughters, Ninette Langson Goucher (Rob), of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Julie Langson Cowan (Mike), of Carson City, Shelly Langson Plaut (Jason), of Carson City; her nine grandchildren, Ashton Goucher, Allison Cowan, Taylor Anderson, Andrew Cowan, Walker Plaut, Tenielle Plaut, Kendall-Anne Goucher, Abigail Cowan, Trace Goucher and her favorite dog Daisy. She was preceded in death by her father, Michael H. Krouse and her mother, Julia Harms (Krouse) Caldwell.

Services are to be held on Saturday, April 5 at 10 AM at Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home at 3945 Fairview Dr. A reception will follow at her home at 1687 Fair Way. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Toni Langson Rotary Youth Scholarship Fund at PO Box 21022, Carson City, NV 89721. Arrangements under the direction of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, Carson City, NV.


  • Visitation Friday, April 4, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 5, 2014

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April 5, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful woman. I know you all have amazing memories of her. Your family is in our prayers.

Michael,Monica,Tabitha & Madison Howk

Linda Lippincott

April 3, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I know it will be hard for a while but know she will always be with you

Shaun Fitzgerald

April 1, 2014

A wonderful woman who was a dear friend of my family, and a person with a marvelous heart was taken from us today. I hope the Langson family is well and that they remember her for the woman she was and that she is always with us in some way.
Shaun Fitzgerald

Pam and Tom McCluskey

April 1, 2014

Words cannot describe how sorry we are or how much we will miss her!
Love Pam & Tom

Lisa, Gordon and family Krage

April 1, 2014

So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you ! Love you guys!

Ellen Fallon

April 1, 2014

Toni was one of the classiest, kindest women I have ever met. She mentored me as a Rotarian, always leading by example and quick to offer words of encouragement. I feel blessed to have known her, and I am terribly saddened by her passing. To all of the Langson family, my thoughts go out to you as you struggle to cope with the loss of such a special lady.

Sydney Hannon

April 1, 2014

Sydney Hannon

April 1, 2014

Dear Langson family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Toni was one of the most gentle sweet souls on this earth. She always had a kind word to say and was generous in every way. I always considered her like family and I will miss her dearly. May The Lord comfort you and give you peace at this difficult time. Whatever I can do for you I am at your service. Love to you all, Sydney Hannon

Patsy Schutte

April 1, 2014

Toni was such a wonderful person. I am so fortunate to have known her. My heart goes out to Don and the family. She will be missed.

Lisa Grant

April 1, 2014

Dear Don and Girls, yes to me you will always be girls.
I am so saddened to here of Toni's passing but also so amazed at the spirit and fight she fought.
I have such wonderful memories with you all in my youth. Shelly and Julie and Nanette and your thumbnail prints. The player piano and the popcorn machine. Kodak the dog and then I cannot remember the dog and his girlfriend, the pink slipper?
Your Mom's laugh from her belly up and your Dad driving down the highway, HIM DRIVING, playing the guitar.
I love you all so much and my life has been so blessed to have the Langson's in it.
I send your prayers of comfort and know Toni as well as your Dad are so very proud of you three and your families.
Love always, Lisa