Edith Lily Knott Babcock, 95, Orange


Last updated 8/26/2022 at 10:16am

Edith Lily Knott Babcock was born on September 15, 1926, in Manchester, England. She lived to the age of 95.

Her death was on August 24, 2022, in Orange, Texas.

Edith was a citizen of Great Britain and had studied to become a citizen of the United States of America.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 29, 2022, at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Valerie Sansing. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00 a.m., Monday at First United Methodist Church in Orange.

Edith met Clarence Frank Babcock while he was in the Army and stationed in England during WWII. They were married at The Parish Church in Urmston, Lancaster County, England. She had her first son, Barry Frank in England and as a war bride, she and Barry came to the U.S.. Clarence was waiting for her in Carthage, Missouri where his family lived. They resided in Carthage for approximately 2 years and that was where their second son, John Edward was born. The Babcock’s also lived in Borger, Texas, Deer Park, Texas, and Orange, Texas, as a result of Clarence’s job opportunities with Phillips Petroleum. Edith was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a homemaker and involved in activities around her neighborhood and church. She later worked at Weiner’s Department Store.

She was a devoted and active member of Park Ave. Methodist Church and Faith United Methodist Church. She loved to watch soccer games and most especially Manchester United.

Edith is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence F. Babcock; parents, Samuel and Doris Knott; and her brothers, Kenneth and Leslie Knot.

She is survived by her children, Barry and Dora Babcock and John and Dorraine Babcock; grandchildren, Jason and Melissa Babcock, Maggie and Casey Collum, Brandi and Greg Wilburn, Selena and Charlie Hennigan. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Justin Babcock, Brady Babcock, Macy Collum, Case Collum, Crew Collum, and Lydia Hennigan.

She also has remaining family in Manchester, England. Pallbearers are Jason Babcock, Justin Babcock, Brady Babcock, Casey Collum, Greg Wilburn, and Charlie Hennigan.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to the care givers at Sabine Place, the wonderful Residential Care Home “A Place Called Home” and Southeast Texas Hospice.

Memorials can be given in honor of Edith Babcock to Faith United Methodist Church in Orange, Texas.


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