MARLENE LANGFORD LAYNE, 79, of Breckenridge, TX,
went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 21, 2011
at her residence, with interment in the Mount Zion
Cemetery near Ranger, TX.
Marlene Langford was born at the house on the family
farm in Frankell, TX, Stephens County to parents
Marlow Langford and Ruth Stuard Langford. She grew
up in Frankell and attended Frankell Elementary until
4th grade and then had to ride the bus to Ranger to
finish her school years. Marlene met Bill Layne at
the Ranger roller rink in 1948 during the Christmas
holidays. They were married in December of 1949 at New
Hope Baptist Church #3 parsonage at La Casa Community.
They moved to Fort Worth where Marlene made their
home for 43 years. Marlene was a member of the Oakes
Garden Club of Fort Worth where she served as President
of the club. She also taught Sunday School at Burton
Hills Baptist Church where they were members for 43
years. She worked for Convair (now General Dynamics.)
Bill and Marlene moved to Breckenridge in 1995 and are
members of New Hope Baptist Church #3.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother,
Buddie Ray Langford and one sister Jerry Ruth Kyle.
At the time of her death, Marlene was survived by her
husband of 61 years, Bill Layne; one son, Gary David
Layne and wife Denise; two brothers, Terry Langford
and wife Lisa; Ronnie Langford and wife Rosemary, all
of Breckenridge; one sister, Margaret Jo Gailey (RHS-
1951) and husband Bob (RHS-1951) of Desdemona; two
grandchildren, Crissy Layne and Brian Williamson and
numerous nieces and nephews.