Frances Babb, 96, of Eugene and formerly of Elgin, died April 4. A memorial service was held in Eugene.
Mrs. Babb was born April 8, 1907, to William and Margaret Eckley Breshears in Elgin. On Feb. 16, 1926, she married Avon Dale Babb. He died in 1986.
She lived in Eugene for 79 years. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, crossword puzzles, University of Oregon football and basketball, traveling and being with her family. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and her ability to remember facts, figures, people and places.
Survivors include children, Frances Latong of Chicago, Ill., Donna Brown of Portland, Nancy Gilmore, Alan Babb and Lee Babb, all of Eugene; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Rebecca, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Assistance League of Eugene.
The Observer, April 12, 2004
Contributed by Dixie Ricker
Note: Additional obituary for Frances can be found in the April 6, 2004 edition of The Register Guard, Eugene, Oregon and the April 22, 2004 edition of the Wallowa County Chieftain.