Elisabeth “Betty” Langley

Langley, Betty web PicMarch 1924 – Nov. 2014

Elisabeth “Betty” Langley passed from this life to be present with the Lord Jesus Christ on Nov. 21, 2014. She was born in Illinois, March 1924, to Lloyd and Paula Suthers. After losing both her parents in her teens, she moved with her two sisters to Sacramento, CA to live with relatives. In 1945 she married her husband Ray who was serving in the Army Air Corps and they settled in Sacramento. Both were very involved in First Baptist Church where Betty taught kindergarten for many years. In 1968 Ray was transferred by Sears to manage their store in downtown Modesto. They became active at First Baptist Church Modesto (now Crosspoint Community Church). Ray and Betty became very involved in the lives of other couples, and Betty was known for her ongoing ministry and life investment in many young women. Later in life her greatest fulfillment was the 20 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren (2 more on the way) that God blessed her with. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them and passing on the skills and wisdom she had gained throughout her life. She also enjoyed gardening, baking cookies, and delivering many bouquets of flowers for others to enjoy.

Her life verse was Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

She was married to Ray for 66 years, who preceded her in death April 2011. She was also preceded her in death by sisters Lois Stone and Doris Morehead. She is survived by her children; Greg & Nancy Langley of Redlands, CA, David & Ronna Langley of Modesto, CA and Paul & Paula Langley of Turlock, CA and 20 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service is planned for 12:00 noon on Sat. Nov. 29, 2014 at Crosspoint Community Church, 12th & M Sts., Modesto. Friends who wish, may make contributions to Crosspoint Community Church or Community Hospice-Modesto.

A special thanks to her caretakers Joanna and Bao who enabled her to remain in her home until her passing.

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