Information for Minnie Bell Bowman Sayre Babcock
26 January, 1895 - 15 August, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune,
dated 15 August, 1986
Contributed by Delilah Barnard
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Graveside services for Minnie
B. Sayre Babcock, 91, of Gardena, formerly of Caldwell, who
died Friday, at her home of natural causes will be held at
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the Wilder
Rev. Richard DeBriae of the Bend
Baptist Church will
officiate under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel,
Mrs. Babcock, a homemaker, was born to Mounce and Mary
Bowman January 26, 1905, in the
community near Caldwell. She attended the Green Top School
through the eighth grade then attended Greenleaf Academy for
She married Lewis Sayre in March of 1915 at Caldwell.
They lived all of their married life at Wilder and Caldwell
and raised four children. Mr. Sayre died in November of 1952.
She later married Waller Babcock in May of 1958 in
Caldwell. They made their home in Caldwell until he passed
away in January of 1972. she then moved to Sacramento,
Calif., where she lived
with a daughter.
She had been living in Gardena since 1983 with her two
daughters until her death.
She was a member of the Oak Park Baptist Church in
Sacramento, and while living in Gardena, she attended the Bend
Baptist Church at
She is survived by a son and three daughters, Athol Sayre
of Hillsboro, Ore., Maxine Gilbert of Caldwell, Helen Sower of
Horseshoe Bend (Gardena), Reba Zaharie of Sacramento, Calif.;
15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 4
She was preceded in death by two infant children and a
grandson in 1969.