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Truman Roy Langton

| May 14, 2024 7:00 AM

Truman Roy Langton, 81, passed away of an apparent heart attack at his home on April 4, 2024.

He will be sorely missed by friends and family, who loved him and enjoyed his quick wit, wonderful stories and willingness to help others.

Truman was born on Sept. 6, 1942, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Pearl Marie and Roy Langton. 

He was married earlier in life and had two daughters with his first wife. He later met his sweetheart, Veronica Langton in 1995 while working in Chile and married her on April 18, 1998.

Truman grew up in Troy, but later traveled extensively during his professional life as an international directional drilling expert for International Directional Services (IDS). Truman was very knowledgeable in his field and was chosen by the President of Chile to be the lead drilling expert on the rescue operation that saved the lives of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped below the ground in 2013 in Copiapo, Chile.

Truman loved spending time with his family, living in Troy, Montana, watching westerns and creating woodworking projects to beautify his home.

Truman is survived by his wife, Veronica, his two daughters, Kris and Tanya Langton, one son, Felipe Jara, and one brother, Ike. He is also survived by seven granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 .m. May 18, 2024, for Truman at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 141 Lake Creek Road in Troy, Montana.