Elizabeth-Langford-Obituary

Elizabeth Marie Langford

Hayward, California

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ELIZABETH MARIE LANGFORD In Oakland, February 4, 2002. Dear mother of Gary Langford and his wife Teresa. Dear grandmother of Jennifer Brooks and Terry Todd Langford; great-grandmother of Lennon Brooks: mother in law of Elaine Amond. she was preceded in death by her husband James Langford, her son...

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Bette and Jimmy used to be my neighbors in Hayward. They were the ones who screened and selected me to rent a room from Marge in 1992. They always helped me whenever I needed help. They included me in their special family gatherings way before I actually became part of the Langford family.

Bette and I spent many hours at night in her kitchen talking and trying to solve world problems. I enjoy telling her about my complaints at work and practicing Taekwondo in her basement....

Dearest Bette, who quietly suppressed her own grief in order to support others, who stayed up late 8-13-70 in order to sew the veil before her daughter-in-law's wedding, who never spoke an unkind word or criticized any of her adult children, including her daughters-in law, who told her son if she thought he was being unfair to his wife, who was almost never idle, who would sew and/or write letters while watching T.V., who would always have a special gift wrapped just in case she had an...

Grandma...when I see you, I see you in the golden California sunshine smiling as I get off the airplane.
When I smell you, I smell the flowers you so carefully tended in the backyard.
When I hear you, I hear you telling me,"I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck".
When I feel your touch, I feel your gentle stroking of my hair from my forehead.
When I taste, I taste the strawberries we picked together from Grandpa's garden.

Love you always Brother Bob