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Dean Morgan Babcock

July 9, 1942 October 2, 2018
Dean Morgan Babcock
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Obituary for Dean Morgan Babcock

South Jordan, UT - Our loving husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend, Dean Morgan Babcock, age 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on October 2, 2018. He courageously battled with Parkinson’s disease, fighting until the end.

Dean was born on July 9, 1942 in Nampa, ID to Hyrum Babcock Jr. and Lucille Morgan Babcock. He was raised in Provo, Utah alongside his 2 younger sisters Mary (Bennett) and Carol (Hazel). As a boy he achieved great fulfillment in teasing (tormenting) his younger sisters. Dean spent his summers at his grandparents’ farm in Idaho and his Aunt Ida’s home in California. He was a hard worker and learned his work ethic while working on his grandparents’ farm. He loved all things outdoors; the foothills of Provo were his playground, where he got into plenty of mischief. In school Dean excelled in History, Poetry and Music. After graduating from Brigham Young Academy he enlisted in the Army where he proudly served his country. He then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Northern States Mission. Dean loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and loved to share it with all that would listen.

Dean married Marilyn Jones on May 1, 1971, they were later divorced in August of 1993. They raised 11 children and taught them all a love for music. Dean played the drums and had a beautiful singing voice. He was known for adapting the lyrics to countless songs, which he would lovingly sing to his kids. He loved to travel and took his family on countless road-trips, especially to Disneyland. He took every opportunity to teach his family, often turning learning into fun and games. Some of his greatest joys were playing “tackle box”, wrapping Christmas presents, updating 72-hour kits, and fishing and hunting with his kids. A few of his of favorite things were ice cream, sunflower seeds, Mountain Dew, his family, BYU football, fishing, hunting and gardening. He inherited his “green thumb” from his dad and was known for his countless fruit trees and beautiful gardens. Dean spent most of his career working for the Utah Farm Bureau where he was able to interact with many farmers whom he loved and loved him in return. Dean was a friend to all he met.

He married his sweetheart, Charlene Milne-Shea on October 11, 1996 and was later sealed in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. They built a life together and he was blessed to gain 4 additional children, whom he welcomed as his own, bringing the total to 15! Dean loved Charlene fiercely and they shared a love for the outdoors, all things Disney, gardening, dancing, traveling, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. They served many LDS Missions together and touched the lives of many. They were blessed to travel to many countries where they loved handing out copies of the Book of Mormon in different languages. Dean loved being a grandpa and made each of his grandkids feel special. He particularly enjoyed taking them to the Hogle Zoo, Thanksgiving Point, Arctic Circle and the pumpkin patch. He was a master storyteller and was known for his ability to tell Uncle Remus stories. Dean was lovingly taken care of by his wife Charlene throughout his illness.

Dean is survived by his wife Charlene, children Jeannette (David) Lee, Christine (Brian) Schramm, Genevieve (Ruben) Upshaw, MeriLynne (Steve) Michaelis, Daniel (Elizabeth) Babcock, David (Sheryl) Babcock, Carolyn (Ryan) Morris, Douglas (Wendy) Babcock, Laura (Richie) Dibble, Rebecca (Travis) Christiansen, Joy (Christian) Austin, Tiffany (Ben) Barlow, Anthony (Lisa) Schmidt, Holly (Scott) Jensen, Schery (Bradlee) Walters, 55 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Hyrum and Lucille Babcock and Son-in-law Richie Dibble.

We want to give a special thanks to the team at Rocky Mountain Hospice for their wonderful care and devotion to Dean.

If you have special memories of Dean please email them to merilynnemichaelis@gmail.com

Viewing on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 6-8pm & on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 10-10:45 am. Memorial Services will be held Monday, October 8, 2018 at 11:00 am.All services to be held in Dean’s honor at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home. 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, UT. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens.


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Viewing

Sunday

7

Oct

6:00 PM 10/7/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/7/2018 8:00:00 PM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - South Jordan

1007 W South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095

Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - South Jordan
1007 W South Jordan Parkway South Jordan 84095 UT
United States

Viewing

Monday

8

Oct

10:00 AM 10/8/2018 10:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 10/8/2018 10:45:00 AM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - South Jordan

1007 W South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095

Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - South Jordan
1007 W South Jordan Parkway South Jordan 84095 UT
United States

Service

Monday

8

Oct

11:00 AM 10/8/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/8/2018 12:00:00 PM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - South Jordan

1007 W South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095

Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - South Jordan
1007 W South Jordan Parkway South Jordan 84095 UT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery Final Resting Place

1950 East 10600 South
Sandy, UT 84092

1950 East 10600 South Sandy 84092 UT
United States
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