Marlys Jean Babcock: Sept. 15, 1924 – Oct. 30, 2020

Babcock

Babcock

Jean, as she preferred to be called by her friends and family, was born in White, S.D., on Sept. 15, 1924, to Charles and Constance Brink. In her teens, her family moved to Dixon, Ill., where she met her future husband, Edwin L. Hoover.

She worked in a munitions factory during WWII, making the ammunition that Eddie would use in combat. They were married on July 12, 1945, when he was home on leave. They had a daughter, Connie, in 1950 and later moved to California, where they had a second daughter, Cheri.

Jean worked throughout her life, as everything from dance instructor to an executive secretary to a physical education teacher, well into her 60s. Her daughters brought her six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, which she loved dearly. Her husband, Ed, passed in 1998, and shortly thereafter she moved with her daughter Cheri’s family to Washington state.

Jean loved to dance, and through dancing at the South Whidbey Senior Center she met the second love of her life, Ned Babcock. Ned and Jean were married on Sept. 30, 2000, and together they shared their love until Ned’s passing in 2007.

Throughout her life, Jean was active in her church, where she served her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her daughter Cheri (Steve); grandson Scott; grandson Cliff; granddaughter Tamee; grandson Steven (Sherry); granddaughter Ellen (Ross) and their children Lucie and Elias; granddaughter Joanna (Joseph); and niece Cheryl (Rick) Stallings. Jean went home to be with her Lord, Oct. 30, 2020.

More in Obituaries

Cynthia Hubner obituary photo
Cynthia Lee Hubner: June 27, 1949 – November 11, 2021

Cindy Hubner was born in Anchorage, Alaska on June 27, 1949, the… Continue reading

Diana LaMee obituary photo
Diana LaMee: June 21, 1936 – October 24, 2021

Diana LaMee Edwards, age 85, passed away on Sunday October 24, 2021,… Continue reading

Larry Dale Sieffert obituary photo
Larry Dale Sieffert: April 22, 1954 – November 10, 2021

Larry Dale Sieffert, beloved and long-time resident of Oak Harbor, Washington, passed… Continue reading

Donna Marie Fanning: October 5, 1947 – October 24, 2021

Donna Marie Fanning passed away on October 24th, 2021. She passed while… Continue reading

Alicia Sinclair obituary photo
Alicia Sinclair: March 7, 1945 – November 12, 2021

Alicia Z. Sinclair, 76, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2021 in… Continue reading

Dennis Jennerjohn obituary photo
Dennis Jennerjohn: November 22, 1942 – November 6, 2021

Dennis Jennerjohn was born on November 22, 1942 in Oak Harbor, Washington… Continue reading

Charles Clark obituary photo
Charles Clark: February 17, 1958 – October 25, 2021

Charles Leonard Clark “Uncle Chuck” or “Coach” was born to Robert and… Continue reading

Roberta Bielstein obituary photo
Roberta Bernice Brown Bielstein: January 19, 1925 – November 4, 2021

Roberta Bernice Brown Bielstein was born on January 19, 1925 in Yorktown,… Continue reading

James Lee McAlpine obit photo
James Lee McAlpine: December 10, 1929 – November 4, 2021

James Lee McAlpine age 91 was born on December 10, 1929, to… Continue reading

Most Read