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In Memoriam: Kerry Anne Langton


In Memoriam: Kerry Anne Langton
July 10, 1953 – June 14, 2019

Kerry Anne Langton passed away peacefully on the evening of June 14, 2019 at her home on Vashon Island, Washington with her family at her side. For the previous three and a half years, Kerry had faced metastatic lung cancer with extraordinary strength, courage, and grace. She remained forever grateful for the love of her family and friends and the gift of each new day.

Kerry grew up in Klamath Falls and Corvallis, Oregon, and Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated with a B.S. in Education in 1975, and later earned an M.Ed. from Trenton State University. Teaching would become Kerry’s life-long passion and the professional medium through which she would touch lives around the world.

Kerry spent thirty years living and traveling abroad with her husband and family. In Southern Sudan, Kerry opened a branch of the American School of Khartoum and taught a multi-grade classroom of international students, revealing her ability to create an oasis of learning from scratch. Kerry taught or served on the board of international schools in Kenya, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Nepal, and India. She was a creative, energetic, and compassionate early-learning teacher whom parents fought for and students loved.

Kerry is survived by her husband Nick Langton of Vashon; their children Tashi Langton (Catherine) of Tacoma, Farah Powell (Connor) of Renton, and Mercedes Langton of Vashon; their grandchildren Mosaic Langton-Gleizes and Rylan Powell; mother Mary Anne Megale of Boise, Idaho, father Donald Megale of Corvallis, Oregon, and five siblings: Don Megale, Jr. (Cindy), Mike Megale (Kim), and Rich Megale (Lori) of Boise, Idaho; Tony Megale (Jennifer) of Philomath, Oregon; and Laura Faes (Pat) of Phoenix, Arizona. While Kerry will be forever missed, those she touched will always be buoyed and inspired by her love of life, grounded wisdom, enduring faith, and infectious laugh.

Kerry’s memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10th at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 16100 115th Avenue SW, Vashon, WA, 98070. Flowers may be sent to the church. You may also send a message to the family through Mary Miller or Sunshine & Rob Campbell, or through this webpage.

Kerry’s family is deeply grateful to Dr. Laura Chow, Dr. Sylvia Lee, and many others at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) for their care and support through her illness. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to SCCA, Attn: Donations, P.O. Box 19023, Seattle WA 98109-1023. Checks may be made payable to SCCA with an indication that they are in memory of Kerry Anne Langton. To make a donation by phone, call (206) 606-2070 or
(877) 308-3177, or to make an online donation visit the SCCA Donation page. Donations made in memory of Kerry will be designated for Lung Cancer Research.

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