Babby Margaret


Margaret "Peggy" Paxton Babby

Passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013. She was born on March 22, 1932 in Detroit, MI to Isabel and Legler Paxton; both parents and sister, Florence Bond, preceded her in death. Her best friend and loving husband of nearly 51 years, Myron H. Babby, also preceded her. Peggy is survived by her son, Charles; daughter, Susan and husband, Carl Campbell and grandchildren, Keith and Kelly Campbell. Peggy attended So. Pasadena High School in CA and moved to Tucson in 1949 to attend the UofA where she joined the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. Peggy was active in the Tucson community serving on the Board of Directors for the AZ Children's Association; as Past President of the St. Luke's Board of Visitors; in the Junior League of Tucson; Pi Beta Phi House Board; PEO Chapter J; as a life member of the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club; the Rocky Mountain Oysters and Club Deportivo in Kino Bay, Mexico. Peggy served as "neighborhood mom" to many kids and always provided an open door to her friends and relatives. She spent many years exploring the Sea of Cortez and the Canyons of Lake Powell with Myron and friends. Her many international and US travels and adventures with friends and family will always be treasured. Peggy will be remembered as an "awesome mom," the consummate hostess and a true friend; she will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church, 5360 E. Pima Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.