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Frank Phylip Langford
b: Either January 17, 1895 or January 27, 1896 –Clinton (Shawnee Mound), Henry County, Missouri
d: July 4, 1967 – San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico
bur: Cementerio del Saucito – San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico
Frank Langford passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 1967, at a local hospital in the state of San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico, at the age of 72 years, 6 months, 4 days.
He was born January, ca. 1895 [see reference above]. The son of William Perry Langford and Mary Francis Palmer. Brother to Maude Langford, Claude R. Langford, William Perry Langford, Jr., Monta Elizabeth Langford Williamson, Grace Langford Overbey, Stephen (Steve) Marion Langford, and Merle Langford Ewing.
He was united in marriage three times during his life. The first marriage was to Lucille May Beckett of Sussex, Johnson County, Wyoming. This marriage was ended due to death, and not divorce. One child resulted from this marriage, May Nadine Langford. This left Frank a widow. The following marriage was to Nancy Jane Patterson of Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas. This marriage was terminated by a divorce on behalf of Frank. The third and final marriage Frank had was to a Mexican citizen from San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico, Ms. Juana de la Rosa.
Frank was a veteran of the first World War (WW I). He enlisted in Buffalo, Wyoming in 1918; he was discharged with the rank of private after having fought overseas.
When Frank separated from his second wife in 1954, he contemplated where he would live. He lived with his daughter Nadine for a time, tried Arkansas for a few months, and then went to Laredo, Texas. After a year and a half, he decided to make Laredo his home. During his time in Laredo, Frank would make trips into Mexico. Starting in 1956, Frank began using his 6 month visa to enter Mexico, staying for 6 months, and then returning. This was due to his finding his third wife, Juana, in Laredo.
That was in the fall of 1956, and in the spring of ’57, Frank Langford, Jr., was born. 5 other children blessed this union. They are, Patricia Langford (August 24, 1958), Pamela Langford (March 14, 1961), Grace Langford (April 11, 1963), Margo Elizabeth Langford (August 7, 1965), and Steve Langford (September 23, 1967).
Frank applied for a divorce against Jennie in 1959, it was granted, but his wife appealed. It wasn’t until 1960 that a divorce was finally granted to Frank. In 1962, Frank and Juana married in the US. In 1966, Frank and Juana married in Mexico in a traditional Catholic wedding.
Frank was a jack-of-all-trades; a talented painter, writer, builder, who will be remembered above all, for his outstanding character. He is survived by his six children: May Nadine Langford, of Cleveland, Texas – Patricia and husband Dr. Carlos Hernandez; Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico – Pamela; Austin, Texas – Grace; San Antonio, Texas – Margo Elizabeth; Austin, Texas – Steve Langford and wife, Guadalupe Langford; San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico.
11 grandchildren: Betty Ann Carbaugh-Naumann and husband Howard Alan Naumann; Idaho Falls, Idaho – William (Bill) Frank Patterson and wife Donna Patterson; Cleveland, Texas –– Betsy Langford; Fort Worth, Texas – Carla Hernandez and husband, Rodrigo Quintero; Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico – Gabriella Hernandez; Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico – Carlos Hernandez, Jr.; Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico – Pamela Brenda Villafuerte; Corpus Christi, Texas – Monica Villafuerte Langford; Austin, Texas – Christopher Alexander Perez; Austin, Texas – Samantha Perez; San Antonio, Texas – Alexalis (Sally) Ford and husband, David Ford; Humble, Texas – Steve Andrew Langford; San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico. And three great-grandchildren: Daniel Len Ford; Humble, Texas – Ronald Ray Warnecke, Jr.; Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho – Tim J. Warnecke and wife Karen Robinette; Hayden, Idaho.
This obituary was written by Steve Andrew Langford in February of 2010. For further information (or if you know more) about any person included in this obituary, please