In Memory: James Langford OD '71
James “Jimmy” Warren Langford OD '71, of Pocatello, Idaho, died June 23, 2020, in his home from cardiac arrest. He was 78.
He was born on Feb. 4, 1942, in Salt Lake City. He spent most of his school years in Cokeville, Wyo., and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1961 to 1964. He then earned his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in pre-dental zoology and went on to earn his doctorate from Pacific University College of Optometry.
He provided eye care for Native Americans with the Indian Health Service in New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, and Idaho, where he retired after 33 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Leslie Langford. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne, and children Carrie (Glade) Howell, Todd Langford, David Langford, Janae Langford, Douglas (Michelle) Langford, and Elisabeth (Ray) Barlow; as well as his mother, June Oakey Langford; sister Carol Ann (Richard) Dayton. and 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held June 27, 2020 at the Highland Stake Center in Pocatello.