Former LSI Director, Laura Blair Lang passes away on May 7, 2019

It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Laura Lang, past director of the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University. She died on May 7, 2019 in a tragic scuba diving accident.

The memorial service for Laura Lang will be held on May 10, 2019  at 2:00 PM at Grace in the Mountains Episcopal Church 394 N. Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Alan Lang, Laura’s husband and retired FSU Psychology Professor, would appreciate a note from you recounting your fondest memories of Laura.

Alan Lang’s address is 175 Alpine Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786. Email: alang@fsu.edu

In lieu of flowers, if you are so inclined, please send a donation in Laura’s name to REACH of Haywood County, an organization to combat domestic violence she worked so hard to support and promote during her retirement.

If you would like to mail your contribution, please make your check out to REACH of Haywood County and mail it to P.O. Box 206, Waynesville, NC 28786. Or, donate online via Paypal.

https://reachofhaywood.org/

Laura Blair Lang – Obituary

Dr. Laura Blair Lang of Waynesville, passed away Tuesday morning in Johnson City, Tennessee, surrounded by her family.

Laura was born July 7, 1954 in Ocala, Florida, to Richard and Alice (nee Aylward) Blair. She married Alan Lang in Asheville in 2005.

Laura’s career spanned almost four decades, which included years as a special education teacher, an award-winning secondary school principal, and finally as Director of the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University.

Her mission was always to utilize and add to the scientific foundation of knowledge and to apply it for the benefit of every learner.

In retirement she contributed to the Waynesville community through her work with REACH of Haywood County and the Master Gardeners program.

Laura is survived by her husband and her children — Megan Kiernan (Jason Utton), Blair Hassler; her step-children—Jessica Simmons (Matt), Kelly Lang (Nikki), and Max Lang; and her grandchildren — Grace and Drew Kiernan, Blythe Simmons and Dorian Lang.

A memorial service for Laura will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Grace in the Mountains Episcopal Church in Waynesville.

Mourners are encouraged to send written recollections of their fondest memories of Laura to her husband Alan and, in lieu of flowers, to make donations in her name to REACH of Haywood County, P.O. Box 206, Waynesville, NC 28786.

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