Jane Arleen Babb, age 80, died Thursday, October 24, 2013 after her battle with Leukemia.
Jane Elhard was born May 20, 1933 in Jud, ND, the daughter of Henry Elhard and Olinda (Kalmbach) Elhard.
She attended school in Jud and graduated in 1952, Jane joined the US Navy in Jan. of 1953. She met Eugene Babb (also in the USN), and they were married on Feb. 18, 1955. She was discharged on Feb 22, 1955, at this time a married woman was not allowed to be in the service!
Jane and Eugene, made their home in many ports of call for the navy, before retiring in Gales Ferry CT, later they moved to Jamestown, ND, to be near her family.
Jane enjoyed Bowling, watching baseball (Mets and Yankees her favorites ), Knitting, Crocheting, Quilt making and Baking. She was active in the Girl Scouts, with her daughters.
She is survived by her sons: Terence (Anita) Babb of Buffalo, NY; Douglas (Elena)Babb,Jamestown, ND; and Darwin (Debbie) Babb, Gales Ferry, CT; daughters: Lanell (Matt) Twiggs, Yorktown, VA; and Sheryl (Dan) Schulz, Groveland, MA; 9 grandchildren, and sisters: Delores (Robert) Shepard, Shelton, WA; Linda (Marlo) Quam, Tolna, ND; and brothers: Gary (Carol)Elhard, Mandan, ND; Duane "Dewey"
(Maryanne) Elhard, Jud, ND.
She was preceded in death by husband, Eugene T. Babb and sisters; Mavis Presser, Yvonne Meyer and Florence Schuldheisz.
Memorial Service - 10:00 AM Thursday November 7th, 2013 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND with Pastor Bryce Tahran, officiating.
Interment - 1:00 P.M. Thursday North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery in Mandan, ND.