Mary Ella (Galin­ski) Bab­cock

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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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