Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2000

Lillian L. Babcock

Lifelong Juneau resident Lillian L. Babcock died April 21, 2000, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

She was born Nov. 9, 1914, in Juneau to Finish immigrants, Hugo and Hilja Peterson. She attended Juneau schools, graduated high school in 1932 and continued her education at the University of Washington and the Wilson Business College of Seattle.

Babcock lost both her parents to the 1936 Mount Roberts landslide and married Douglas Babcock a year later. The couple made their home at Vanderbilt Hill, the current site of the Juneau Pioneers' Home.

Babcock worked as a secretary for the Alaska Game Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Territorial Legislature and the Alaska State Department of Health and Welfare until her retirement in 1976. She was an honorary life member of the Territorial Sportsmen and a member of the Pioneers of Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by her daughters Malin Babcock (and husband Ralph Horecny) of Juneau and Susan (and husband Dave Koehler) of Federal Way, Wash.; grandchildren Douglas Murray (and wife Shauna) and Gwendolyn Murray; great- grandchildren Phillip and Malin Murray all of Juneau; and cousins in Finland.

At her request, there will be no funeral or memorial services. Remembrances may be made to the Bartlett House, Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation, 2225 Jordan Avenue, Juneau, Alaska, 99801. The family may be reached at P.O. Box 211033, Auke Bay, Alaska, 99821.

Travis Mason

Juneau resident Travis Lee Mason died April 21, 2000, in a drowning accident. He was 16 years old.

He was born June 25, 1983, in Juneau, to Mary and Nathan Mason.

Mason had recently received his General Equivalency Diploma and had hopes of attending the Seattle Art Institute in the fall. He was an excellent snowboarder and loved to play basketball. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents Nathan and Mary Mason; sister Beth; paternal grandparents Bernard and Merle Mason of Juneau; maternal grandmother Betty Hunt of Oregon; aunts and uncles Loretta and Julio Bevegni, Bernice and William Chimelir, Joan and Gary Baker, Frank and Evonne Mason, all of Juneau; Elisa and Bruce Weathers of Soldotna, Evelyn and Glen Hager, Cathy and Bob Swift, all of Washington; Sharon Slater, Donald and Bonnie Hunt, David and Bonnie Hunt, Laura and Bob Wickland and Barbara and Mike Boyd all of Oregon; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Friday, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2517 Teslin. A reception will follow at the Mendenhall Mall Annex.

A memorial fund has been established to defray the cost of the memorial service. Any remaining funds will be donated to a charity chosen by the Mason family. Contributions can be made to the Travis Mason Memorial Fund, Key Bank, P.O. Box 34779, Juneau, Alaska, 99803.

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