Darlene P. BabcockMarch 08,2013
Darlene P. Babcock
NORTH RANDOLPH — Darlene P. Babcock, 81, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.
She was born May 31, 1931, the daughter of Helen Pettigrew, in Toledo, Ohio, where she graduated in 1949 from Scott High School and in 1953 from the University of Toledo.
She was a schoolteacher in Lakewood, Ohio, before marrying Jon E. Babcock on Aug. 14, 1954, in Toledo.
She taught in Avon Lake, Ohio, and at Brookfield Elementary School, retiring in 1980.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Brookfield Pond Village Church and Retired Teachers Association, served as treasurer of Kimball Public Library and was the North Randolph news correspondent for the Herald of Randolph.
She enjoyed cross-stitching, crocheting, knitting, cooking and baking and was known for her peanut butter cups.
Survivors include her husband; four children, Jon Jr., of Springfield, Peter, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Mark, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Karen Smith, of Locust, N.C.; two brothers, Richard and Paul Pettigrew, both of Vancouver, Wash.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
The memorial service will be held at a later date at Brookfield Pond Village Church. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brookfield Pond Village Church, P.O. Box 406, Brookfield, VT 05036.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.
For online condolences, visit www.dayfunerals.com.
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