Obituary for BABCOCK

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday April 21, 2013

BABCOCK, SHARI J. Age 60, of Rio Rancho, NM passed away in her home on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Shari was born on August 11, 1952 in Keokuk, IA. She was the second child and youngest daughter to Richard Simmons and Lois Scott. After the passing of her father Richard in 1961, her mother Lois married C.M. Jackson of Keokuk, IA. After graduating from Keokuk High School, Shari moved out to Albuquerque, NM with her older sister Jennifer Simmons. She later graduated from DeWitt Beauty College with her Certificate of Cosmetology. Shari later worked as a bookkeeper for Heights General Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Vincent's Hospital. At St. Vincent's she was promoted to Payroll Supervisor, earning her degree as a Certified Payroll Professional. Shari was a member of the United Methodist Church in Rio Rancho, NM. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Shari is survived by: husband, Steve Babcock of Rio Rancho, NM; sister, Jennifer Simmons of Albuquerque, NM; son, Steven Babcock and wife, Rebekah of San Jose, CA; three amazing grandchildren, Alannah, Scott, and Brayden Babcock of San Jose, CA; father-in-law, Clyde Babcock of Albuquerque, NM; three brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; two nephews and a niece; several great nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Simmons; mother-in-law, Marolyn Babcock; stepfather, C.M. Jackson; mother, Lois Jackson. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 2400 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Shari's name to New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation or to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192