This is the last picture that Caroline gave to me of her.It is a stunning picture and to me captures the tenderness and hopefulness of her soul.
Caroline Lang
  • 35 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 19, 1976
  • Date of passing: Jun 1, 2012
While I breathe I HOPE

Lang, Caroline Amanda (Cotter) RN 2012-06-10

We added a few photos of Carolines new marker at her gravesite in Oxford.It was such a beautiful day and we all felt her spirit with us.I can't believe it has been two years since she has passed.We love you Caroline.

UPDATE!!!!Caroline will have a memorial on the west side of the state in Muskegon at Forest Park Covenant Church ,3815 Henry St.Muskegon 49441 at 9:00 am on Wednesday August 15th.Pastor Wally Coots will be officiating.All who knew her,love her,,or want to know her are welcome.It will be a glorious celebration of her walk through life challenges with Jesus.Thank you to her dear friend Kay for honoring her last wishes by organizing this memorial service for her.Caroline was laid to rest at a private memorial with close famlly and friends on July 13,2012 in Oxford,Mi.The entire family wishes to extend it's deepest gratitude for all of your support.Sincerely,her cousin,Christine Gregory

Lang Caroline Amanda (Cotter) RN August 19,1976- June 1, 2012. Dear wife of Shawn Lang and loving and proud mother to Xavier, Keegan, and Quinn. Cherished daughter of Thomas and Ruth Cotter and daughter-in-law of Helen Lang. Caring sister to her devoted brother Daniel (Elisa) Cotter. Beloved by many, she will be missed dearly by her aunts, uncles, cousins and their families. With a strong faith in God, she was grateful for family and friends who supported her in her lifelong battle against Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. Through her research and writings on this disease, she was an inspiration to others nationally. A 1994 Clarkston H.S. graduate, Caroline earned her Nursing degree from Oakland Community College and worked as a Registered Nurse most recently at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. She will forever be remembered for her unyielding compassion for others.

   On behalf of Caroline's family I would like to thank the RRP community,and her  loyal and devoted friends for all your prayers and positive thoughts.   Caroline was an amazing person who touched countless lives.She never gave up and she lived life to it's fullest.She worshiped her kids and strived to be a good example to them.Through it all she had an unshakable faith in God  and she is among the angels for sure!  Caroline passed away at about 9:25 pm on Friday,June 1st with her loving brother by her side.She had been in the hospital since November of 2011.We love you Caroline!!!


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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Christine Gregory on 19th August 2013

"Happy Birthday dearest Caroline.I miss you.I feel you all around all the time guiding things.Even now during a tough time..you appear..I miss you and love you.Christine"

This tribute was added by Virginia Greenlee on 19th August 2012

"Caroline--it's your birthday and though I can't wish you a Happy Birthday, I am sure you are enjoying more than any Happy Birthday could ever bring.  My prayer is that your children and husband will come to know, love, and trust Jesus--no matter the circumstances--as you did unto your last breath!  We all only have one life to live for the One God, One Lord!  Blessings to your family!"

This tribute was added by Kay Vander Wall on 17th July 2012

"Caroline's Muskegon memorial service will be Wed., August 15 th @ 9:00 am at Forest Park covenant church, 3815 Henry st.,49441 with Pastor Wally Coots officiating.  All who know her, love her, or want to know her are welcome.  It will be a glorious celebration of her walk  through life challenges with Jesus."

This tribute was added by Catherine Hufford-Lesher on 16th July 2012

"Ohh how I miss you sweet Caroline. We would chat on facebook and via email about our RRP and our cancer. God blessed me when he brought you into my life as a sweet inspiration.  I can see you now with beautiful wings smiling down on all  who loved you so.  I hurt for those of us left behind and for your husband, children and family, but we will meet again."

This tribute was added by Christine Gregory on 13th July 2012

"I will always have the best memories of you growing up.You overcame so much in your life and set such a great example to others.I think you are an amazing human being Caroline.I will miss you and your beautiful smile.Forever family.Forever....love you so much,Christine"

This tribute was added by Kay Vander Wall on 11th July 2012

"Per your request,Caroline, we are planning a memorial service At Forest Park church in Muskegon for you in August.  We'll celebrate your life with us and with Jesus.  Details will follow. All who know you or of you are welcome."

This tribute was added by Christine Gregory on 6th July 2012

"June 11, 2012
I will miss you Caroline. You meant so much to me. You were such a great and special friend to me.
~  Heidi Scherzer, Roseville, Michigan"

This tribute was added by Melissa Churchill on 20th June 2012

"Although I didnt know you personally I can only imagine the struggle and pain you went through. Our Mason has RRP and I've gotten so much information from the RRP support group. God bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by Virginia Greenlee on 19th June 2012

"Through BSF, I met you; you worked hard on your lessons....Bible Study Fellowship challenges one’s faith to grow.  How much more can one’s faith grow than to that which you showed toward your last breath!  You knew heaven was your real home where you now rest peacefully in Jesus’ arms. May all your family also learn to love Him for all eternity! It’s not about us. --Gin, BSF Friend"

This tribute was added by Christine Gregory on 14th June 2012

"jen smith06/10/2012
I met Caroline in college and we remained great friends. I will miss her so much. She was very special.

copied from Detroit Free Press Guestbook."

This tribute was added by Kay Vander Wall on 12th June 2012

"May your sons and family always remember your love ,joy, hope, courage, perseverance, gratefulness, and steadfast faith in Jesus, who held  your hand and carried you through all your challenges, and your  Father God who is loving  and singing over you now: Zephaniah 3:17
You`re dancing on the streets of gold:) Join you someday, Kay"

This tribute was added by Julie Arraut on 11th June 2012

"Our sweet Caroline will shine forever in our hearts.  You never lost sight of finding a cure for yourself and the few that shared your disease.  May all those that still fight for breath share the comfort that you no longer do.  Your endless courage will always be admired."

This tribute was added by Wendie Simonson on 10th June 2012

"I've never personally known someone with the courage and strength to live life as I did with Caroline.

Caroline~ You were great to know, work with, and care for. Enjoy your eternal rest, knowing you will never feel pain and fight to breathe."

This tribute was added by Leanne Seppamaki-Wiebenga on 10th June 2012

"I miss you sweet Caroline. I miss our lunches at Russ' with the girls. I'm thankful you are now breathing easier. See you again someday. Love Leanne Wiebenga"

This tribute was added by Barb Darling on 10th June 2012

"We miss you Caroline, but are glad you are now in peace.  The Lord took back a very precious angel.  Can't wait till we meet again.  Sending lots of love and prayers out to your family!!"

This tribute was added by allyson howard on 10th June 2012

"The world has lost a Beautiful Woman, so full of life and smiles, with a positive attitude. A terrific nurse, a loving mother!  We are all richer for having known her!!  God Bless her family-she will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Marie Longo on 10th June 2012

"Dear, dear Caroline; I know you are up in the arms of Jesus now, and earth's loss is heaven's gain. I'm so greatful to God that He sent you to our facility so I could spend precious time with you again. I will never forget you, my friend.  To your family, I send my deepest sympathy. May God bless and comfort your loved ones."

This tribute was added by colleen ochoa on 10th June 2012

"From birth, Caroline brought joy to her parents, brother and our family with her bright spirit and beautiful smile. With determination, she fought and brought joy and health to others.  Yet, the greatest joy in her life was Xavier, Keegan and Quinn. We pray her sons will forever feel their mom’s amazing love. May her strength & bright spirit live on in their hearts, actions and joyful smiles. They"

This tribute was added by H. Kay Dietz on 10th June 2012

"Much love to Caroline's 3 beautiful sons and the rest of her family. She is one awesome and beautiful person.  May she continue to breath easy in heaven......love and will miss you.until we meet again........Kay  Cardio     Mercy Hospital"

This tribute was added by Shellie Nichol on 9th June 2012

"From all of us at Hope's Not a Crime and the RRP support group, Caroline was there for so many. She exuded happiness and an infectious joy. When I created the Ribbon Caroline was right there in my heart..."while I breathe I hope" proudly displayed, for no one showed us more hope than she. You are loved & will forever be remembered with nothing but love, tenderness & joy. Fly home Angel"


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