WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
GEORGE PERRY & CARMA LEE LANG
(Utah Highway Patrol Trooper and West Elementary School Teacher)
HOME356 South 600 East
St. George, Utah
Telephone ORchard 3-3830 in the 1958 telephone book
Telephone ORchard 3-3830 in the 1961 telephone book
510 East 600 South
St. George, Utah
Telephone 673-3830 in the 1972 telephone book
Mountain Meadows, Utah
BIOGRAPHYGeorge Perry Lang was born in St. George on May 22, 1928. Carma Lee was born October 6, 1930 in Panguitch, Utah but grew up in Hurricane.
After graduating from Dixie High School, George enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the Battleship Missouri. He was honorably discharged and then attended Dixie College. Meanwhile, Carma attended Hurricane High School and Southern Utah University.
George and Carma met at Dixie College and were married in the St. George L.D.S. Temple on October 6, 1949.
For a short time, George worked construction in California and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad before bringing his young family back to St. George.
George worked as a St. George police officer from 1959 to 1961. He then joined the Utah Highway Patrol where he worked as a trooper until 1983.
After all of their sons were in school, Carma went back to school and got her degree in Elementary Education. She taught for the next 29 years taught school at West Elementary School. She touched hundreds of lives encouraging them with her many talents and love for Science, Math and the Arts. She started the West Elementary science fair where 1st place became the "The Carma Lang Science Award". She also directed the first West Elementary Shakespearean Festival.
After retiring from the Highway Patrol, George drove a truck for Rocky Mountain Company.
The Langs loved the outdoors. They spent time together riding the open road on their Gold Wing motorcycle. They were instrumental in starting the Gold Wing Association in Utah.
After retirement, they traded their motorcycle for an RV and spent several years going wherever the wind took them making new friends whenever they stopped.
They eventually settled in Hurricane. They also had a ranch up at Mountain Meadows where they could garden and enjoy the peace & quiet. They could also host reunions and parties for family and friends there.
The Langs were always active in the L.D.S. church. Carma was a Stake Drama Director, Relief Society President, and Young Womens President. Together they served a mission at the Employment Center and then continued their service for over 2 years in the St. George LDS Temple.
George died November 8, 2011 and was buried on November 11 in the Hurricane City Cemetery. Carmen died on March 13, 2012 and was buried March 17, also in the Hurricane City Cemetery.
REFERENCESSouthern Utah Memories: Utah Highway Patrol trooper's 20 year career, included service on State Highway 91 and Interstate 15,
by Loren R. Webb, September 2, 2013
Find-A-Grave entry for George Perry Lang
Find-A-Grave entry for Carma Lee Lang