Lorraine A. Langhoff

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Lorraine A. Langhoff

Lorraine A. Langhoff, 96 of Denver relocated to heaven Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Denver. She was married for 43 years to Charles H. Langhoff, Jr. (deceased), the mother of Betty L. Adam (husband David) and Charles A. Langhoff (deceased, wife Joan) and grandmother of five: John Adam (Karen) of Denver, Gregory Adam (Lisa) of Chandler AZ, Randy Langhoff (Pamela) of Chicago, Cory Langhoff of Philomath OR, and Leia Langhoff of Corvallis OR. Lorraine has five great-grandchildren: Mark, Brendan, Elizabeth, Liam & Milla.

Lorraine was born May 5, 1916 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Charles B. and Julia R. (Ross) Anderson. First English Lutheran Church was significant for Lorraine’s Christian faith development in New Orleans and the place where she was baptized, confirmed and married. After high school, she attended normal school preparing to become an elementary school teacher.

From 1946-2001 she lived in a two-story home in the Gentilly area of New Orleans until it became too much of a challenge living alone and then breaking her hip. She lived in assisted living until forced out by hurricane Katrina in 2005 and then moved to stay with Betty and Dave in Denver. In 2006 she moved to independent living at Clermont Park, Christian Living Communities. After broken bones, trips to the hospital and rehab in 2012, she entered assisted living at Clermont. In recent months Lorraine displayed more breathing difficulty, engaging hospice services for one day and succumbing to congestive heart failure on March 9th. She now rests eternally in her Lord’s arms in heaven.

She was an unofficial hometown ambassador for New Orleans, eagerly guiding informal tours of the Riverwalk, Jackson Square, Jax Brewery, French Quarter, Garden District, Bucktown, and the like. Knitting, cooking and watching the Saints play were favorite activities. She acquired a taste for basketball and baseball in Denver, but not hockey. Lorraine loved preparing and eating favorite local dishes including shrimp po-boys, seafood gumbo with okra, cooked mirlitons and trout almondine.

Her welcome smile and incessant questioning were her trademarks, always ready to begin a conversation. When able, she would invite and drive people to church. After hurricane Betsy in 1965 she and Charles opened their home to a needy family, flooded out by the storm. She learned well the biblical motivation, “We love because He loved us first.”


Memorial service at Christ Lutheran Church - Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to:  Christ Lutheran Church, 2695 S. Franklin Street., Denver, CO 80210 or Clermont Park, 2480 South Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80222.  


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