James Babcock


James H. Babcock, 66, of Tonto Basin, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001. He was born June 11, 1935 in Newberry, Mich.

Mr. Babcock was retired from APS and was a lifetime member of the Jerome Elks Lodge and a member of the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Anne Babcock of Tonto Basin; one daughter, Jahna Bruce of Cottonwood; four sons, James Babcock of Cornville, Jeffrey and Jack Babcock of Phoenix and Joseph Babcock of Walnut Creek, Calif.; one sister Carol Saylor of McAllen, Texas; two brothers, Everett C. Babcock of Phoenix and Donald E. Babcock of Merced, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Kathryn and Everett Babcock and one sister, Dorothy Adams.

Memorial services have been held.

Donations can be made to Punkin Center Baptist Church, Tonto Basin, Ariz.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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