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Wanda Marie (Schultz) Babcock

October 4, 1949 ~ March 23, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Wanda Babcock Obituary

Wanda Marie (Schultz) Babcock, age 74 of Ennis, Texas passed away on March 23, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and knowledge. She was born on October 4, 1949, in Kiron, Iowa to Ralph Charles and Elsie Marie (Crane) Schultz. Wanda was a beloved wife, mother, educator, and adventurer, who lived a life filled with compassion, curiosity, and exploration. Wanda's passion for special education led her to attain a master's degree in education, a field where she dedicated her talents to helping others with special needs. On July 6, 1974, she eloped with Marvin Babcock, and together they were blessed with three beautiful daughters who were the joy of her life. Throughout her career, Wanda's teaching journey took her to three states: Iowa, Colorado, and Nevada, where she touched the lives of countless students with her kindness and dedication. She was known not only for her professional skills but also for her innate ability to nurture and support those around her. Beyond her work, Wanda was a social butterfly who effortlessly made friends wherever she went. She had a great love for flying and was licensed as a private pilot, embracing the freedom of the skies with grace and joy. Her adventurous spirit led her to explore the far corners of the globe, from New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Hungary, Peru, Panama, Mexico, Canada, India, Brazil, China, the Holy Land and beyond. Wanda cherished these experiences and always made sure to bring back souvenirs and touchstones from her travels to share with her daughters, instilling in them a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world. While home, she enjoyed gardening and earned a certification as a Master Gardener. Over the years, Wanda lived in five states: Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Texas, each place adding richness and diversity to her life's tapestry. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of all who knew her, remembered for her generosity, her warmth, and her unwavering love for her family, friends, and her students. Wanda Babcock's journey may have come to an end, but her spirit of adventure and her passion for learning will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Ralph and Elsie Schultz; and loving husband Marvin Babcock.
She is survived by her daughters: Erin and husband Felipe Meza of Las Vegas, Nevada; Renae and husband Andrew Muskopf of South Carolina, and Jane Babcock and husband Michael Ott of Sparks, Nevada; seven grandchildren: Zoe Jane Meza, Phoebe Meza, Hailey Muskopf, Elijah Muskopf, Audrey Ott, Ainsley Ott, and Avery Ott; siblings: brother Douglas Schultz, brother Glenn Schultz, sister Cynthia Avalos, and brother Meredith Schultz; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and dear friends.


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