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Ila Louise Langham

Ila Louise Langham formerly of Port Arthur Texas, died at Belton Lake, TX, at home, asleep in her recliner on Sunday, November 4th.  A Celebration of Her Life Service will be held at her home 158 Buck Lane, Belton Lake, Texas on Saturday, November 17th at 1:00 PM.

Ila was born at 9:40 PM on December 2nd, 1927 at Mary Gates Hospital in Port Arthur Texas to Daniel Charles Anderson and Elfrieda Lebert .

After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Ila married Leo Kenneth Langham of Nederland, Texas.  She is survived by her identical twin sister Elsie Richter of Groves TX, her daughter Patty Kay Langham-Grasberger and husband Mick of Belton Lake, TX and her son Anthony Charles Langham and wife Judy of Beaumont, TX, grandchildren Shawn Heath and wife Katherine, Jammey Bergman and wife Melanie, Peter Bergman and wife Leslie, Jay Boyles and wife Brandi, Mickey Rogers and husband Rob, Brandy Olguin, great grands and great-great grands.

Ila was a homemaker and loving mother, known by her family as the “Flower Lady.”   Ila was planting as late in life as this past summer at 90 years old.  She was known for her relentless smile and laugh.  Ila was happy, generous, forgiving, hospitable and content with the small things in life.

Ila dearly loved her twin sister Elsie.  Though miles away, they talked on the phone every day.