We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Holbrook Mortuary
Ralph “Bud” Gerald Langford, age 93, left the Earth on July 22, 2022, in Millcreek (Salt Lake County) UT. He was born on January 21, 1929, to Ralph L. Langford and Blanche L. Taylor in Salt Lake City, UT. He married Sandra June White on June 11, 1953.
His retail grocery career spanned 70 years. It began when he was just 5-years old and worked at Morgan’s Market bagging potatoes. He attended West High school where he was active in ROTC. After graduating, he enlisted in the Air Force and spent most of his four years of military service at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas. He served in the Strategic Air Command, 7th Bomb Wing, as crew chief and engine exchange mechanic for the B-36 Peacemaker Bomber. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Salt Lake City where he met Sandra June White. Following an 8-month courtship, they were married June 11, 1953, in the Salt Lake Temple. The happy couple recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.
Bud loved and took delight in his 6 children, 24 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren. His quiet strength will continue to influence and inspire his posterity for many generations to follow.
After marrying, Bud continued his career in the retail grocery business including managing Park-n-Save Market and going on to hold numerous management positions with other companies most notably Dan’s Foods and Safeway. After retiring, his enduring work-ethic compelled him to take a full-time retirement job as a warehouse manager and relief driver for Mother’s Cookies for another 10 years.
Bud was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in many church roles over the years, but always preferred to serve in the background. He volunteered for every church welfare assignment and served as building coordinator for 15-years. He served in the Salt Lake Temple for eight years as a veil worker, and along with his wife, as an ordinance worker for five years.
Bud enjoyed taking his family on summer road-trips, teaching his children to camp, fish, and appreciate nature. He also had the opportunity to travel with his wife throughout the country from Washington D.C. in the east to Hawaii in the west, and everything in between. When at home, he enjoyed playing with his sweet dogs Tessa and Piper, and hosting backyard picnics serving up his famous peppermint ice cream.
We love you, Grandpa.
Service will be streamed:
Canyon Rim 2nd Ward is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Langford Funeral
Time: Jul 29, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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