Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday's Obituary – Helen Aurora D. (BECKMAN) BABCOCK

Services for Mrs. Helen Babcock, 67, of Route 6, Box 99, Colorado Springs, who died Aug. 23 at a local hospital, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road, Pastor Ivan Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends may call at Swan Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, friends are requested to contribute to the Helen A. D. Babcock Memorial Fund, in care of Peace  Lutheran Church.

Charter Council members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will be pallbearers.

Mrs. Babcock was born July 3, 1901, at Calumet, Mich., and came here from Michigan in 1922.

Mrs. Babcock was married May 19, 1923, in Colorado Springs.

She was a charter member and Counsel Board member of Prince of peace Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Babcock was a past presiding officer of the following: Monte–Rosa Rebekah Lodge No. 4, Ladies Auxiliary of the Order of the Patriarchs Militant, Centennial Chapter No. 58 of the Order of Eastern Star, Past Matrons Club of Columbine Shrine No. 15, 4-H Club and Home Demonstration Club. 

Her husband, Boyda B. Babcock, died in March, 1950.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Lu Ragan of Colorado Springs and Mrs. Doris J. Hays of Ft. Rucker, Ala.; two sons, Boyda L. Babcock of Colorado Springs and Buddy B. Babcock of Route 2, Calhan: three sisters, Mrs. Annette C. Harstad and Mrs. Agnes B. Nyquist, both of Colorado Springs, and Mrs. Adeha Nelson of Wheaton, Minn.; a brother, Conrad A. Beckman of New Orleans, La., and seven grandchildren.

So much information may be found in an obituary. This is a transcription of an obituary article in the Colorado Springs Free Press, Sunday, 23 August 1968, p. 22. Helen had been killed when she was "fatally stricken in a car at 25th Street and Colorado Avenue Friday night…." It has given me leads to many more cousins.

Posted by Ron Setzer

1 comment:

  1. HI Ron. Thanks for the post. I am related to Helen Babcock. I am the granddaugther of Agnes Nyquist. Thank you. If you want to get in touch my email is



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