Mary Ella (Galinski) Babcock
Mary Ella (Galinski) Babcock
Feb 16, 1928 – Oct. 11, 2015
On Oct. 11, 2015, we lost our lifelong example of compassion, thoughtfulness, and selflessness.
Mary Ella (Galinski) Babcock, beloved wife of Dr. Francis Lee Babcock, passed away from multiple organ failure at her home in Green Valley, AZ.
Mary was born in Gary, WV, on Feb. 16, 1928, and grew up in Elkton, MD. She was a graduate of Elkton High School.
She is survived by her sister, Neta Foley, Havre de Grace, MD; her children: Mary Theressa “Terry” Babcock, Tucson, AZ; Lawrence Alexander “Larry” Babcock, Ft. Wayne, IN; Robert Allen Babcock Sr. (Susan), Rome, GA; William Howard Babcock, Rome, GA; Rebecca Babcock Kelly (Andrew), New Orleans, LA; and her grandchildren: R. Allen Babcock Jr., Leysin, Switzerland; Andrew Cooper Babcock (India) and Bradley Ross Pollard, Rome, GA; Kathleen Mariella Kelly and Eamon Francis Kelly, New Orleans, LA; as well as her treasured nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Alexander Joseph and Lula Pearl (Terry) Galinski; her sister Helen Liberatore, Havre de Grace, MD; and her granddaughter Mary Alice Babcock, Rome, GA. Her husband, known to his friends as “Bud” and his patients as “Doc,” stayed with us for just two more months until his passing on Dec. 23, 2015. On March 25, 2016, her younger sister, Elva Galyen passed away in Elkton, MD.
In honor of Mary Ella Galinski Babcock’s service to her community, please consider doing something kind for a friend or stranger. Make someone else’s day a bit easier or happier, just as our mother would have done.
In accordance with their wishes, Mary and Bud’s ashes will be interred together during a private, graveside memorial service that will be held at the Masonic Cemetery, Culver, Indiana on June 29.
Odom Funeral Home, of Culver, will be in charge of arrangements. Soil Conservation District Cooperator of the Year and received a similar award from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Jake was a member of the American Legion Post 194, Janes United Methodist Church, the Maryland Farm Bureau, and several other organizations. Jake was an avid reader, history buff, beekeeper, Master Gardener, and amateur archaeologist. He was a generous man who contributed to many worthwhile charities, particularly those that helped Native Americans.
Jake is survived by his devoted daughter, Carolyn Fletcher and her husband, Wayne of Chestertown, MD; brother, Donald Carson of Melbourne, FL; step-grandsons, Thomas Fletcher and family of Rock Hall, MD and Robert Fletcher and family of Crumpton, MD; beloved niece, Juanita White of Colora, MD, who spent many cherished hours with him; sisters-in-law, Evelyn White of Colora, MD and Madolyn Harris of Rising Sun, MD; brother-in-law William H. Cox of Plantation, FL; and so many loving nieces and nephews. Including his parents, Jake was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Barbara Carson, daughter, Dottie Ann Carson, his son, Steven Carson, and his brother, Harold Carson.
A service honoring Jake’s life will held at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911 on Friday July 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Friends and family may call at the funeral home Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. or one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held in Ebenezer Cemetery. In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to the “Leukemia and Lymphoma Society” and sent in care to the funeral home. To send condolences, please visit www.rtfoard.com.
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