Sunday, March 18, 2018


Oct. 27, 1926 - Dec. 27, 2015

Joan Claire Langford passed away peacefully at home with her family on Dec. 27, 2015. Joan was born Oct. 27, 1926, to Jelm and Louise Brakstad in Livingston, Mont.
Joan went on to become a registered nurse. She married William Langford on April 7, 1951, in Bozeman, Mont., they lived and ranched in Reed Point, Mont., where they raised two sons Williams J. and Greg. Joan gladly served the community with her nursing skills throughout her life.
Joan was preceded in death by her father, mother; sisters Bonnie, Marie and her husband Bill.
She is survived by her sons Dr. William J. (Evelyn) Langford, Greg (Vickie) Langford, grandchildren; Shane Lorash, Colleen Beams, Joan Beck, Jennifer McMichael, Greg G. Langford, William Jack Langford and Benjamin Langford. Great grandchildren Abby and Amays Lorash; Tori, Riley Brenna and Chloe Beck; Keira and Adiline McMichael; brother John (Mary) Brakstad, sister Linda (Jay) Doig and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the Reed Point Evangelical Church, with burial in the Reed Point Cemetery.