April 27, 2017

Obituary: Barbara Lang

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Vermont has lost one of its talented artists. On May 4, 2013, Williston resident Barbara Lang (nee Asselin), 67, passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.

Barbara and husband Dave Lang bought a home in Williston 15 years ago. Barbara was a prolific and talented photographer, multi-medium artist as well as a singer-songwriter. She also taught art classes so others could learn her techniques. Her specialties were hand colored black and white infrared photos, polymer clay jewelry, collage and fiber arts. She has a website at www.barbaralang.com. She frequented local open mic events in Williston and Montreal, singing her songs and playing guitar. A YouTube search will bring up her videos.

Beloved wife of Dave. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Diane and Keith Partlo, and brother-in-law of Harvey Lang. Dear daughter of the late Charlie and the late Helen Asselin. Special daughter-in-law of Miriam and Bernard Lang. Cherished aunt of Dylan Lang. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her. Her light shone brightly on those whose lives she touched.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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