Eleanor "Ellie" Jean Langevin

November 17, 1937August 26, 2020
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Eleanor Jean Langevin passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on August 26, 2020, at the age of 82.

She was lovingly known as Ellie by her friends and family. Ellie was born in Buffalo, New York on November 17, 1937. She graduated from State University of New York at Plattsburg in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her warm and nurturing character led her to be an exceptional nurse. She spent the majority of her career in geriatric nursing at Mount St. Francis Convent in Colorado Springs. She married Walter Beard Langevin, the love of her life, on January 1, 1960. They shared in the joy of raising their three beautiful children together.

Ellie’s love, care, and kindness was evident to everyone who was fortunate enough to have known her. She had a wonderful network of friendships cultivated through her experiences and travels as the wife of an Air Force Senior NCO. She enjoyed entertaining and hosting friends old and new, and was dedicated to maintaining the bonds she and Walt built during their time as a military family for the rest of her life. She was a voracious reader, avid gardener, and talented home cook who passed her enthusiasm for life on to her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph DePiazza and Marjorie Mae Daley; her siblings Joseph DePiazza Jr. and Marlea Mae Eastwood.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Walt Langevin; their three children, Sherry Lynn (Daryl) Hornsby, Wilfred Walter (Chad Allen) Langevin, and Steven Lee Langevin; five grandchildren, Sarah (Brad) Fryar, Samantha (Tim) Collier, Shannon Hornsby (fiancé of Bradley Englerth), and Cheyenne and Cody Langevin (Steve Langevin and Duetta Allart-Wasson), and two great-grandchildren, Jon Allen Montgomery (Sarah) and Lawrence Everett Collier (Samantha), and step-great-granddaughter Alexia Jade Collier.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11:30 am, Wednesday, September 2nd at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Rd., North Little Rock, Arkansas. Private internment to be held at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers and condolences may be offered at www.griffinleggettresthillcom.

Memorials in her name may be made to Sisters of St. Francis of Colorado Springs, Attn. Mt. St. Francis Nursing Center, ℅ Deann Barnett, 7665 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.


  • Joseph DePiazza, Father (deceased)
  • Marjorie Mae Daley, Mother (deceased)
  • Joseph DePiazza, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Marlea Mae Eastwood, Sister (deceased)
  • Walter Beard Langevin, Husband of 60 years
  • Sherry Lynn Hornsby (Daryl Hornsby), Daughter
  • Wilfred Walter Langevin (Chad Allen), Son
  • Steven Lee Langevin, Son
  • Sarah Fryar (Brad Fryar), Granddaughter
  • Samantha Collier (Tim Collier), Granddaughter
  • Shannon Hornsby (Fiance of Bradley Englerth), Grandaughter
  • Cheyenne Langevin (Steve Langevin), Granddaughter
  • Cody Langevin (Duetta Allart-Wasson), Grandson
  • Jon Allen Montgomery (Sarah Montgomer), Great Grandson
  • Lawrence Everett Collier (Samantha), Great Grandson
  • Alexia Jade Collier, step-great-grandaughter

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  • Daryl Hornsby, Pallbearer
  • Brad Fryar, Pallbearer
  • Tim Collier, Pallbearer
  • Bradley Engelrth, Pallbearer
  • Willie Langevin, Pallbearer
  • Chad Allen, Pallbearer


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Eleanor "Ellie" Jean Langevin

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Angela Belcher

August 31, 2020

My heart grieves for the family left behind because I know that she is an easy person to miss. If Aunt Ellie ever had any regrets she never made them known; she was very proactive in life and in the way she gave of herself to everyone she came in contact with. I can not think of a better legacy than hers, and can only hope to be as much of a positive influence as she was. My love to the family, and my prayers for GOD's peace for all of you.

Derrick and Kelly Ahrens

August 30, 2020

Derrick, Beverly and I would like to extend our love and deepest sympathy to the family. Ellie was so very special. She was definitely one cool Grandma! She made everyone feel loved! Love and big hugs to you all.

Cathy Oden

August 29, 2020

I just want to say Ellie was a wonderful, sweet person who loved her family deeply. She always talked about her travels, places she lived and worked. I was never surprised when she would come to the beauty shop with a photo album to share pictures with me, or the ones on her phone. I send my deepest sympathy to her family. May God bless you and give you comfort and peace. Love y’all, Cathy Oden

Claire Langevin

August 29, 2020

We shared the memories of the travels and travails of Air Force life and retirement - from Kittery, Maine to upstate New York, Concord NH, and every place in between. I especially remember Ellie's strength in taking care of her young family when Walt was in Vietnam. She always kept the bonds tight of the entire Langevin family. Also, I have fond memories of getting her recipes given to me. She even provided me her favorite, and right sized pan to make her lasagna recipe.

Walt, being the same age, I know the pain of losing your spouse of over 60 years. I wish you comfort. With sincere condolences to your entire family in the loss of my wonderful sister-in-law.

Beth Langevin

August 29, 2020

Aunt Ellie always had a smile for everyone and I can hear her contagious laugh now. I also remember her amazing lasagna. So many memories of our fun at Mousam Lake. Prayers for peace and comfort for extended Langevin family. 🙏


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