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Alta Almeda Babbitt

October 29, 1929 — March 18, 2018

Alta Almeda Babbitt, 88, of Grayling and long time resident of Escanaba, passed away on March 18, 2018. Alta was born on October 29, 1929 in Flushing, Michigan to the late Wyman and Alma (Brainerd) Walker. She married David Bruce Babbitt on August 26, 1967 in Otsego Lake Township. Alta was an active and involved member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church of Escanaba. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and many other crafts. Survived by her husband David of 50 years. Children: Randall Meoak of Houghton Lake; Richard (Linda) Meoak of Howell; Rodney (Tina) Meoak of Alpena; Suzan (Jim) Bitner of Pennsylvania; Deborah (John) McGinnis of Wisconsin; Dianne (Lonnie Hauck) Meredith of Florida; Brian Babbitt of Petoskey; Robert (Tami) Meoak of Ohio; and Jeanette Babbitt of Petoskey. Alta was also blessed with 20 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Brothers: Bernard, Kenneth, and Melvin Walker. Preceded in death by Robert James Meoak, father of Randall, Richard, Rodney, Suzan, Dianne, and Robert Meoak; son, Richard Babbitt; daughter, Lori Johnson and an infant daughter. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 between 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with funeral service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Maple Forest Township Cemetery later in the spring. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Escanaba. Condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements coordinated by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home of Grayling, Michigan and Anderson Funeral Home of Escanaba. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alta Almeda Babbitt, please visit our flower store.



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