Yvonne M. Langan RTC Active in history groups

December 20, 1991

A Mass of Christian burial for Yvonne Marie Langan, a former secretary who was active in genealogy and history groups and as a repairer of dolls and other collectibles, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue.

Mrs. Langan, who was 62 and lived in Rosedale, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital of complications after surgery.

She was a former secretary at the School of Hygiene and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University.

As part of her avocation, she was a member of the Maryland Historical Society, the Maryland Genealogical Society and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Mrs. Langan also was regent of the General Mordecai Gist Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was active in the DAR Regents Club and state organization.

She was a fund-raiser and contributor for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.

As a docent at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in the 1970s and 1980s, she refurbished a doll house replica of the Flag House that was donated to the Pickersgill Home and at her death was building a new one.

The former Yvonne Marie Brown was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Eastern High School.

She took courses in doll repair, artwork, flower arranging and other crafts.

She repaired antique dolls and chinaware in addition to building nine doll houses and collecting antique dolls, hat pins, hat pin holders and Father Christmas figurines.

Also, she gave lectures about Baltimore-area monuments, using photographic slides she took.

From 1955 until 1958, she volunteered for more than 750 hours as a member of the Ground Observer Corps and was named a life member of the Air Defense Team of the United States Air Force.

She is survived by her husband, William Patrick Langan; a son, Alvis Reid Hudgins Jr. of King, N.C.; two daughters, Mary Kathleen and Patricia Ann Langan, both of Rosedale; a sister, Mary Anne Smithson of Fort Worth, Texas; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

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