Obituaries for March 30,2006

Dewey F. “Doc” Langston Services: 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Portales. Dewey F. “Doc” Langston, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born July 17, 1920, in Palestine, Texas, to Leonette and Cay Langston, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1943. He [...]

ENMU, Portales mourn passing of Langston

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University, Portales and the entire country lost a hero and friend when Dewey Langston passed away Tuesday. “He had many friends who are going to miss him,” Carl Richardson of Portales, a friend since 1939, said. “The whole town will miss him dearly.” Langston, 85, served the community of [...]

Cannon honors Bataan survivor

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By Kevin Wilson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Irvin Butler is a survivor — despite a grueling 55-mile death march; despite two years in a prisoner-of-war camp; despite a telegram sent to his family reporting his demise. Butler, now 85, was honored Friday for his World War II service, accepting a place on the Airman [...]

CAFB honors Langston

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By Kevin Wilson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Dewey Langston never considered himself a hero. That’s what he told a crowd Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. The Airman Leadership School at Cannon disagreed, though, and added him to its Wall of Heroes. Langston was the school’s guest of honor Monday morning, as he enjoyed [...]

Langston chosen as top pioneer

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By Tony Parra Dewey Langston walked into the Memorial Building auditorium on Friday evenng and walked out the winner of the 2004 Pioneer of the Year Award. “It’s quiet humbling,” Langston said, “especially when you think of the people who were recognized and have been recognized with the award.” The measure of what Langston meant [...]

Langston leaves his mark

By Tony Parra Dewey Langston devoted his time to helping organizations in Portales and his marks are all over Eastern New Mexico University. He enrolled at Eastern New Mexico Junior College in 1939. Langston’s past began much the same way Harold Knox, another Pioneer of the Year Award candidate, began. He attended Eastern New Mexico [...]