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Dorothy Jean Langston

May 14, 1934May 10, 2019
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Dorothy Jean Langston

Dorothy went to join her husband Carlos Langston in heaven on the morning of May 10, 2019. She passed away peacefully at her home. Dorothy was born May 14, 1934 in Alamosa Colorado to Merlin R. Manning and Edith C. Manning. She grew up in La Jara Colorado until she graduated from High School and the family moved to Orem Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young University with an elementary school teaching degree. She then moved to San Diego to teach. She met her husband Carlos at her boyfriend’s funeral. They were married July 11, 1957 in her parent’s backyard in Orem Utah. They were Sealed for eternity in the Los Angeles Temple in November 1958. Dorothy taught Special Education at Bostonia Elementary School until she retired in June 2006. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Carlos Langston. She leaves behind her 5 children Kim St. Clair (Mike Chalfant), Eric (Jeannette), Jodi, Todd (Allison) and Andrea (Jamey) Prescott. She had 17 grandchildren and their spouses and 12 Great Grandkids. The viewing will be at May 22, 2019 at 10:00 am with the funeral following at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1701 Granite Hills Drive, El Cajon, CA 92019. Dedication of the grave at Singing Hills Memorial Park after service.


  • Kimberly St. Clair Chalfant, Daughter
  • Michael Cahlfant, Son-in-law
  • Eric Langston, Son
  • Jeanette Langston, Daughter-in-law
  • Jodi Langston, Daughter
  • Todd Langston, Son
  • Allison Langston, Daughter-in-law
  • Andrea Prescott, Daughter
  • James Prescott, Son-in-law
  • Joan Bunker, Sister
  • Marilyn Puffer, Sister
  • Clark Puffer, Brother-in-law
  • Edith Manning, Mother (deceased)
  • Merlin Manning, Father
  • Dorothy is also survived by 17 grandchildren & 12 Great Grandchildren


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Dorothy Jean Langston

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Brandon St. Clair

May 21, 2019

Grandma I am going to miss you so much. You meant the world to me and I always enjoyed my visits with you and spending time together. I will never forget your smile and your glow of happiness whenever we saw each other. I will never forget our wonderful vacations to Snowbird and playing dominoes each night. I will never forget all the good times we had going to Marieta’s for dinner, watching Padres games with you and Grandpa, and going back to church with you and Jodi. I am thankful to have had the chance to give you one last hug and kiss on your final day here on earth. Our last words to each other were “I Love You” which is something that brings me comfort, closure and peace. I Love You Grandma - This will always be true for eternity. I'm saddened about your passing but am comforted to know that it's only temporary and that I will get you see you again someday. I know that you are now in a better place in good health and having a great time catching up with Grandpa in heaven. Give him a big hug (and a poke in the ribs) for me. I love you both very much!

Lisa Snyder (McLain)

May 21, 2019

I have lived across the street from the Langstons my whole life, well minus the 20 years I moved out of family home but moved back about 11 years ago. Now it is nice having Andrea living back in her family home again. Feel like the old neighborhood is moving back. Now we just need Kathy moving back, right Andrea ? LOL...
I have many many fond memories of Mrs. Langston and yes even though I have been an adult for a long time always still called her Mrs. Langston. Dorothy just never felt right, a respect thing I think. Great neighbors, all of them. I have memories of sitting in her family room on car pool days waiting to leave with the sounds of the shows she watched on her portable tv. I remember sounds of The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives, I believe those were the ones she watched. Always a warm friendly atmosphere in their home. Remember making "Summer Cookies" in those days off school and the feeling of always knowing you had neighbors who truly cared for you and were the kind of people you wanted to live next too. I have recent fond memories of showing Mrs.L my grand daughter Analeah, she wanted to see her and always asked me how she was. I know she is now once again with her beloved Carlos and they are smiling down on their very large brood.....:)
Jody you took such good care of both of your parents and you should be very proud of that fact. They loved you and it was clear everyday how much you loved them.
We love you all
This is a picture from a while back approx. 15 years ago but I thought it is a nice one. It has all the "neighborhood moms" in it. We have now lost Mrs. Matthews and Mrs. Langston. RIP

Andrea Prescott

May 21, 2019

Thanks mom for being such a beautiful human in every way. You were always the best mom. It has been so wonderful being able to help Jodi care for you these last few months. It is a time I will cherish forever. Your sense of human will be greatly missed, as well as your unconditional love. I miss you so much already, but so thankful to know we are a forever family. Enjoy your alone time with dad while you can! ❤️

Terri Lamp

May 20, 2019

I will always have a spot in my heart for your sweet mom. She WAS the woman who got me through teaching RS. She NEVER failed to give me a hug and tell me my lessons were wonderful. Without those hugs, and her sweet words I never would have made it. I loved her but am so happy she’s now with your dad❤️

Elizabeth Leavitt

May 20, 2019

Once I was talking to her husband over in the Genealogy library. He told me how he met his wife and fell so in love with her that he gave up smoking because he knew she would never marry him if he wasn’t a good member of the church. I have always thought that was a sign of true love.

Pat Mills

May 19, 2019

My sweet neighbor for 50 something years. So many memories of kids growing up together, neighborhood street “get togethers”. We feel blessed to have had such wonderful neighbors all these years. RIP Dorothy.

Todd Langston

May 14, 2019

One of my earliest memories of Mom occurred when I was young, about 6 or 7 if I remember correctly. It helped shape my self image as well as my faith in God.

We were driving home from "Pioneer Day" at Primary... this is the day we celebrate the pioneers who came across the plains. Well we were driving home and I noticed that my car door was not shut all the way. My mom who was driving told me to open and shut it again when we got to the stop sign. Being young, I quickly forgot and did not do as my mom directed. At the stop sign we turned left and I leaned against the door and of course it swung open. I tumbled out of the car and rolled to a stop in the middle of the intersection. The first thing I saw was a big truck screeching to a halt just feet away from me! I got up and ran back to the car... my mom noticed what happened and stopped long enough for me to get back into the car. This event was frightening but what came next changed me forever.

When we got home, my mom took me into her bedroom and together we kneeled next to her bed. I never knew how my mom felt about me until that day. The emotion and gratitude that she spake touched my heart. To hear my mother thank Heavenly Father for my protection, with tears pouring down her face, touched me like nothing else could. I knew I was important to her and by the feelings that poured down upon me from heaven I knew that I was important to God as well.

Thank you Mom for this experience, as well as all the other choice experiences I had with you over the years. You and dad are the best! I can't wait to see you again one day. Until then I'll keep keeping on!
Love you,

Taylor Stones

May 14, 2019

I will miss you Grandma. Everything about you. I will miss your warm smile. I will miss the way you would roll your eyes and laugh when my dad said something weird. I will miss how you always had your nails done and how I would sometimes guess what color they would be when I was on my way to come see you. I will miss how much you loved us, all of us, unconditionally, and how you worried and cared for us. I will miss how loving you were in general, and how accepting you were of the people we love as well. I will miss your presence--calm, peaceful, and sure--at family gatherings. I know we will still feel you though, in every family gathering, in every proud moment, and when life seems to get me down, I know that you and Grandpa will be watching over us still. I love you both so much, it's going to be a little harder to breathe each day. Love and miss you!

Jodi Langston

May 14, 2019

Mom I love you and am glad that I had the last several years to take care of you. You are the best example to me of a selfless, loving, kind, caring, and thoughtful woman. I'm sure you ran into Dad's arms. I'm glad you are both together again and I know that we are a forever family.
Love you forever and always!!!! Jodi

Eric Langston

May 13, 2019

I just wanted to say how much mom loved us kids. We love her and will miss her. Towards the end, she didn’t say much when we were visiting, but she loved listening to us and having us there in her home. Mom and dad are having a big celebration in heaven! I hope they are proud of us kids.....love you Mom! Say “Hi” to dad for us!