2011-09-15 / Obituaries

Joe Babcock

Joe Richard Babcock, 64, of Mariposa, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 29, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Joe, a Vietnam veteran, was a loving husband and father who worked for Mariposa County Schools for 25 years.

He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family. Joe is preceded in death by his parents and his son Joe Michael Babcock. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Darnelle Babcock; and his children Laura Babcock, Jonathan Babcock (wife Heidi), Steven Babcock (wife Stephanie); grandson, Michael Joseph Babcock and two sisters, Terri Johnson and Karen McCullough.

A memorial service was held at the Ponderosa Basin Chapel on Sept. 3. Joe’s wife and children would like to thank family and friends for their heartfelt support and generosity.

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What a wonderful man he was.

What a wonderful man he was. I can remember him as far back as the days I worked at the Frost Shop... He'd come in with the bus garage crew to eat. His wife a very kind lady ... I got my two Boston Terriers from them. I am quite sure he fought the great fight... Rest in peace Joe. Your work here on earth is done... Take care Darnelle & may you, your family & friends find comfort during this difficult time.

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