2012-11-22 / Obituaries

Robert L. Babcock

Robert L. Babcock Sr., a long time resident of Mariposa County passed away in Fresno on Nov. 6.

Born March 8, 1925 in Knowles and reared in the El Portal and Yosemite area, he was educated in Mariposa County schools, graduating in 1942 from Mariposa County High School.

He was a World War II Navy veteran and longtime Federal employee retiring from the National Park Service in Yosemite after 40 years of service.

He was a musician and loved the Sierra and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Norma; daughter, Cheryle; son, Robert Jr.; two granddaughters, two great-granddaughters, one great-grandson and one great, great-granddaughter, Eryca.

Services for Mr. Babcock were held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Mariposa Masonic Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty; sister, Myrtle Acord; and his parents.

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