Lee Langston passed away on April 12
, 2016 after a three-year
battle with cancer. There will be a private grave-side service for the
immediate family. It will be a military funeral honoring his 22 years of
service to our country. Following the military service there will be a public
memorial service where the military honors video will be shown.
memorial will be held at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 4950 N. Bradley St.
in Boise on Thursday, April 28
at 3 P.M.
Trevor Estes will be officiating. Friends and
family are all invited to attend.
Langston (Al) was born in Waldron, Arkansas on July 27th, 1946. He moved to
Boise in his early teens and graduated from Boise High School, followed by a
year at BSU (then Boise Jr. College.) He joined the Navy in 1966 and traveled
throughout the world, serving in the Vietnam War as well as the early Persian
Gulf conflicts. During his Naval career, he made time for education and
graduated with an associate’s degree in computer science from the Monterey
He retired in 1988 after
serving our country for 22 years.
in his Naval career, he met Shelli on a blind date and married her in a small
church in Burlington, Washington on December 23
, 1968. With the
birth of his two children, Rosemary and Tawny, Al's Navy career moved the
family to Bremerton Washington, Spring Valley, Monterey, Sacramento, Vallejo,
Calif. and Newport News, Va. When he retired in 1988, he returned to Boise, his
childhood home and a place he dearly loved. There he began a second 20-year
career with Correctional Industries at the Idaho State Penitentiary.
his career, he loved to stay busy with projects and hobbies. His favorite
activities were fishing, boating, skiing, golfing and camping. He also loved
woodworking. He enjoyed building furniture but also built some very accurate
and impressive models of all the ships he served on while in the Navy. One of
his greatest pleasures was sitting in the company of a friend and cheering on the
BSU football team while drinking a cold beer.
is survived by his wife Shelli Darlene Langston, daughters Rosemary Ball and
Tawny Seaman, mother Juanita Adair-Calver, brother Duane Langston,
grandchildren Meghan, Jessica and Jonathan Ball, Curtis-Lake and Gemze Cloudt,
niece Lasha Belfield. He had dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins and hundreds of
friends who loved him. He was preceded in death by his father Delmar D.
Langston and his dear friend and step-father Bob Calver.
was a faithful member of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, and he now sits at
the feet of our Heavenly Father. He passed away, assured of his heavenly home
and secure in his faith. He was a husband, a father, a son, a grandpa, an
uncle, a fighter, a servant, and a best friend to all who knew him. He was a
simple, honest, forgiving, honorable and loving man and will be greatly missed