Celeste Nolen

Celeste Nolen, 56, passed away at her Pagosa Springs home, Sunday, March 22. Celeste was born on May 8, 1952, in Hot Springs, Ark., the daughter of Wendell Holmes and Celeste (Archambeau) Langdon.

She is survived by her husband, William Nolen, brother Wendell Holmes Langdon II, brother John Langdon, niece Wendee Langdon, nephew Wendell Holmes Langdon III (Trey), niece Barbara Langdon, niece Rachel Langdon, and nephew John Langdon Jr.

Celeste was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Chi Omega sorority. She and Bill loved the Weminuche Wilderness, often hiking its most spectacular trails. Both cross country and downhill skiing were reasons for her and Bill to love the Pagosa Country winters. They also enjoyed car and tent camping all over the west.

A private memorial hiking trip to the Weminuche will be held later in the spring. Donations to the Humane Society in her name would be appreciated.