Larry Kent Langlois passed away on July 10, 2021, at the University of Utah’s Comfort Care Center after suffering a stroke and massive brain bleed. Larry was born in the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 20, 1940. The fourth of six children of Charles Vernon Langlois and Ruth Chamberlain Langlois, Larry was raised in Salt Lake City and attended South High School, graduating in 1958. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 1960-1963 in the Argentina mission then married Karen Rydman on December 14, 1968, in the Los Angeles Temple. They had three children, Daniel, Karalee, and Jonathon, and later divorced.
Larry earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Utah, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Cal State Los Angeles, and a PH.D. in Sociology, and Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Southern California (USC). He was the managing director of Broderick, Langlois, & Associates, located in San Gabriel California, which specialized in marriage and family counseling.
Larry loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and served faithfully in whatever he was called to. Larry was a Christ-like friend who exhibited patience, gentleness, kindness, and faith. Always modest about his personal achievements he never touted his advanced degrees and treated all with the same acceptance and interest no matter their age or station in life. He showed his bravery when he married Amy Fellows Carpenter and willingly helped raise her six children.
He was preceded in death by his parents Vern and Ruth, and siblings James, Robert (Bob), and Reed. He is survived by his children Dan, Karalee Bechtal (Jay), and John (Jessica), his wife Amy, and her children Bryon (Rebecca), Ken (Kelly), Jacob, (Danielle), Maureen Randall (Keven), Tom (Rose), and Matt (Sarah). He is also survived by his sister (Sharon), brother (Tom) as well as 19 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the North Salt Lake Utah Legacy Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 954 W 1100 N, North Salt Lake, Utah, Friday, July 16, 2021, at 11:00 am.
Viewing will be held at the church at 9:30 am for an hour prior to the funeral service. Interment at Bountiful Cemetery, 2224 S 200 W, Bountiful, Utah. Funeral service will be live-streamed. Contact Amy Langlois for more information.
The family would like to thank the staff of the University of Utah Comfort Care Center (B50 unit) for their compassionate and loving care of both Larry and the family during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Pathways Program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints https://donate.churchofjesuschrist.org/donations/byu-pathway
I was so sad to hear of your loss and fervently wish you comfort in the days to come. I apologize for not attending the service. I heard of your dear husband's death from my sister and checked the obits in the newspaper daily for funeral information, but in vain. (Yes, I am a dinosaur who still reads the local paper.)
(My sister is completely crushed at her inadvertent lapse as your messenger.)
Again, please know my siblings and I hold you in our hearts and grieve for you and your family.
So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Yet we rejoice in Larry’s strong love and testimony for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I look forward to seeing Larry again on the other side and may our Lord bless and protect all those Larry leaves behind until the Lord sees fit to reunite them again. As one of my home teaching partners, Larry was always a strong example and mentor to me and he was much appreciated and loved. RIP Larry.