- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 30 March 2011
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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Frances Lou Langston, 87, passed away Friday, March 18, after suffering a serious stroke in February.
Service: A service to celebrate Lou’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the community where she resided for the past eight years, The Waterford at Pantego, 2650 W Park Row, Pantego, TX. A reception will follow.
Memorials: In lieu of floral tributes, the family requests donations to The American Diabetes Association (1-800-DIABETES).
Lou was born to Alton and Loraine Shurtleff on December 23, 1923 in Mt. Vernon, Texas where she was a top ten graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and an honor student. She graduated cum laude from East Texas State University where she met her husband to be, “Jake,” before the war. They married in March 1946 and moved to Arlington in 1952. She soon became an active member of the community. She was an elementary school teacher for several years before retiring from the Arlington School District. She was an early member of the Arlington Woman’s Club, involved in PTA, assisted with Brownies and Cub Scouts, and chauffeured her children to countless baseball games and practices and other school activities. She belonged to The First United Methodist Church in Arlington, Texas and The First Methodist Church in Chandler, Texas. Lou was a very generous and thoughtful person who touched a lot of people’s lives and will be deeply missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Shurtleff.
Survivors: Lou is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, Joseph W. Langston of Pantego; son, Charles Christopher Langston and daughter-in-law, Mildred Elizabeth Bunch Langston, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter Jana L Langston and son-in-law Thomas W Good of Wheaton, Illinois; sister-in-law Betty Shurtleff Lyon of Plano; nephew Charles Mark Shurtleff of Frisco and his son Christopher Shurtleff of Dallas.