Billy Gene Langhofer
Retired USAF Lt. Col. Billy Gene Langhofer, born July 7, 1928 in Dodge City, the son of William (Bill) and Noval (Gilliatt) Langhofer. He lost his battle with cancer on May 2, 2013, at home with his wife, Charlotte, and his daughter, Dolly Norine, leaving his daughter, Roxanne; granddaughter, Kristin; great-grandchildren, Tylor, Stephan, Machell and Charlotte Jean; sons, Robin and Mark; and brother, Darrell of Kansas.
Gene attended the Plains Schools and graduated from Plains High School in 1946. He then attended KU and K-State prior to beginning his career in the Air Force. He was in business for many years in Marin County. He was Rotary member and Shriner. He flew with the Marin County Sheriff Air Patrol and was an Air Lifeline volunteer.
Gene retired in 1990 to Napa and was an active member of SIRS 105 and Napa Dancers. He was also an avid bocce ball player, a member of the AOPA, and a volunteer at the Lincoln Theater.
Gene was a friend and helper to all, and will be greatly missed. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Napa Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.