Estil Elmore Langford, a longtime resident of Siskiyou County, passed away on December 20, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. He was 87 years old.

He was born on January 2, 1924 in Missouri and moved to Siskiyou County in 1942.

Estil worked for Long Bell Lumber and International Paper Company of Weed. He loved his family, baseball and wrestling.

Estil is survived by his wife of 71 years, Tula Langford; 3 children, Gary (and Judy) Langford of Dorris, California, Roy (and Janice) Langford of Roseville, California, and Cys McBride of Weed; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 4 great, great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; a sister; and a great-grand, Ashley Langford.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, December 29 at 1 p.m. at Winema Cemetery in Weed.

Arrangements are in the care of Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel. Condolences are welcome at