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Jean Langdon, 86

Angels came Friday morning, December 12, 2008, and carried away our dear Jean Langdon, age 86, to the place where only angels dwell.

Jean M. Langdon of Bemidji, died Friday Morning at Havenwood Care Center, Bemidji, MN.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date at the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji, MN, with Rev. Kent Dudley officiating. Private Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home.

Jean was born February 20, 1922 to Walter and Lillian (Glessner) Marcum, in Bemidji, MN. Her father, Walter F. Marcum, was the owner of the Bemidji Pioneer Publishing Company. A life long resident of Bemidji, Jean was a proud graduate of Bemidji High School in 1939, and attended the University of Minnesota, and Bemidji State University. She married her high school sweetheart Cortland Frederick Langdon on November 25, 1942.

Jean was a life member of the Beltrami Humane Society, a longtime member of Eastern Star, and PEO Chapter AT. Before the Humane Society had a shelter, Jean and Cort were the members who responded to calls to rescue homeless cats. For more than forty years, Jean and her beloved Cort fed deer and other wildlife, in their yard at Birchmont.

Jean enjoyed travel, and along with Cort vacationed in Arizona and many of the resort cities of Mexico. In 1980, she designed and supervised the construction of their home in Bemidji. She loved cooking, baking, knitting, and needlepoint, and was an avid bridge player.

The family is grateful to Gold Pine Home, and Havenwood Care Center for the excellent care she received.

She was preceded in death earlier this year by her husband of 65 years, Cortland Langdon, and is survived by her daughters Brooke Langdon, Simi Valley, CA, and Marsha Langdon, Rochester, MN. Grandchildren: Courtney Langdon, Simi Valley, CA, and Christian Chekel, Chatsworth, CA, and Sam, her cat.

The family prefers that memorials be sent to the Beltrami Humane Society or to the Langdon Family, c/o Brooke Langdon, PO Box 5372, Chatsworth, CA 91313.

-- Paid obituary