Rodney Dale Babcock

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Rodney Dale Babcock 1962 ~ 2006 Rodney Dale Babcock, age 44, passed away December 22, 2006 in Salt Lake City. He was born August 21, 1962 in Elko, NV to F. Thomas and Sandra Krenka Babcock. Attended Salt Lake Community College. Rodney was a best friend, loving father and son, and was a sports enthusiast. He left a lasting impression with everyone he met. We all are losing a part of ourselves without Rodney with us, but he is always with us in spirit. Goodbye, Rod. He is survived by his children, Jeznee, Stetson, Jenica and Suede Lyons; parents, Sandra Sue Krenka, F. Thomas and Jeanne Babcock; sisters, Shawna (Colby) Casey, Sherry Babcock Kimberlin, Nichole (Todd) Whiteley, Kelsey (Brian) Hahne, Melanie and Tiffany Babcock; brothers, Melvin (Laurel) Babcock, Daryl (Mary) Babcock, Chad (Valerie) Babcock, and Tommy (Gay Anne) Babcock. Funeral services will be held Wed-nesday, December 27, 2006, 12 Noon at the West Jordan 28th Ward, 2666 West 7000 So. A viewing will be held for family and friends from 10 a.m.-12 noon prior to the service. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made at any Wells Fargo Bank in the name of Jeznee and Stetson Lyons.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 12/24/2006.

 

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Rodney,
I didn't think god cared until he sent me you you changed my life in so many ways. you are my miracle.
love you forever
love tayvia

Tayvia Garner (Lehi, UT )
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January 12, 2007

Rodney thanks for all the good times at Office Max I will never forget you, My thoughts and prayers are with you and youre family We had some good times.

 

Willie Flores and family (Layton, UT )
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January 8, 2007

Dear Rodney,
It's taken me this long to face up to this final goodbye. I will miss you so much. Although I didn't get a chance to wear the cheerleader shorts you bought me, I did make good on our bet. I wouldn't have made it through last summer if not for you. Thank you. God bless your family, your friends, and all those that love you. Love & miss you always my friend.

 

Fawn
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January 5, 2007

I find myself at a loss over Rodney's death. It seems so not right to loss someone that everyone loved. I am very fortunate to have met Rodney at work and became friends with him outside of work. If Rodney helped 20-25 people move over the last ten years, he moved my family accounting for 20% of those people. Rodney was someone I counted on. He was always there for me as well as my entire family. I can only hope I was as good as friend to him, as he was to me. Rodney, I miss you. Thank you for all of the good memories. I will miss you at work, socializing and especially on the golf course. I liked giving you a run for your money from the "white tees".

 

Julie Hardy (West Jordan)
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January 3, 2007

Thanks Rodney for giving me comfort at the time of my wifes death, and all the invites to play pool.We had fun times at our office max days, and me and you always wanting to be the first ones out of there, ill always remember. Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Babcock family. You will be missed

 

Ken Scott (Magna, UT )
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January 1, 2007

WE WALK THROUGH LIFE HOPING IN ARE LIFE TO MEET PEOPLE YOU CAN CALL A TRUE FRIEND. THAT WAS RODNEY! HE LEFT AN IMPRESSION ON ALL HE SPENT TIME WITH. WHICH MADE US WEALTHY BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS! HE WILL BE MISSED IN PERSON BUT NEVER IN OUR HEARTS. SO LONG MY FRIEND I WILL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE.

 

KEITH RIEKENA (MURRAY, UT )

 

 

December 28, 2006

RODNEY
You are a very special uncle. I love u so much. I love how u came up with the story that i was your daughter cause i was blessed to look like YOU. But u were to young and had no money so you gave me to my mom. {lol} Im going to miss that story and infectious laugh of yours. Its not goodbye, its see ya later! Lots of love!

 

Katina Casey (West Jordan, UT )

 

 

December 27, 2006

Rodney,
As so many have said, you have brightened our lives. We will most definitely miss your smile and sense of humor. Zions Bank will never be quite as fun as when we would see you standing in line and walking forward to our stations to make your drop once or twice a day. We would always see who could help you first. You were our friend and we will miss your bright shining soul! God bless your family and friends, as he does each of us. Thanks for letting us tease you and for the wonderful treats so graciously brought to us now and then. WE WILL MISS YOU.

Zions Bank (WVC)

 

C. K. (Taylorsville, UT )
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December 27, 2006

Rodney -

Because of the short time I knew you I've been trying to put my finger on why the loss of you has filled so much of my thoughts these past few days. After reading all the wonderful things everyone you knew has written to you brings clarity....it was the beautiful soul behind those brown eyes.

The way your presence lit up the room will be truly missed.

 

Jennifer Lander (Salt Lake City, UT )

 

 

December 27, 2006

Rodney, Thank you for all the fun times we've had together. I was blessed to have had you be part of my life, and you will continue to be part of it. You'll be missed.

 

Jeremy Schaefer (Salt Lake City, UT )

 

 

December 27, 2006

Rodney was an instant friend. One of a kind. God bless your family.
You will be sorely missed my friend.

 

Matt Bassett (Salt Lake City, UT )
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December 27, 2006

Rodney-
I will always remember the fun memories at the Huddle with all the friends. Rest in peace buddy!

 

Jamee Uhrig (Salt Lake City, UT )

 

 

December 27, 2006

Rodney left a lasting impression on all who met him. We will miss his smile. Our love and sympathy go out to family and friends.

 

Mark and Kim Canning (Sandy, UT )
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December 27, 2006

Our deepest sympathy to Rodney's family and his many friends. What a great loss to all who knew Rodney, he will be truly missed. He was a great boss and was liked and respected more than he knew. It will take a long time to get over this sureal feeling. Goodbye Rodney, from your Kearns Premium Oil (Chevron) family!

 

Patsy Lund (Kearns, UT )

 

 

December 26, 2006

Rodney,
We are so glad we had the chance to know you. I wish we would of had more time. Honestly you don't get much better than you. Thanks for all the laughs,and good times.

 

Cecil & Natalie Thomas (Sandy, UT )

 

 

December 26, 2006

Rod "favorite boss man" I miss you and I love you very much! Thank you for all of the times you helped me over the years, I wish I could have been there more for you. We had some great times and my life will never be the same without you. I love you dearly.

 

Holly Reiser (Salt Lake City, UT )
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December 26, 2006

Rodney,
Words simply can not express how much you will be missed. Thanks for always making us laugh, and gracing us with your wonderful presence. We love you.

 

Nate, Lindsay & Jasmine Milton (SLC, UT )

 

 

December 26, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends in this most difficult time. Thank you for always bringing love and laughter to our lives. It will never be the same.

 

Sam & Sam (Sandy, UT )

 

 

December 26, 2006

Rodney--
I will miss you so much I wish I could have seen you lately thanks for all the laughs and good times!! I will never forget you. My prayers go out to your family.

 

Amberlee Llewelyn (West Jordan, UT )

 

 

December 26, 2006

As i read all of the entries,i smile a little, laugh a little, and cry a little, because Rodney was such a great friend to us all and the first one to help anyone in need. Always making bets on Sunday for football and our beloved baseball...we've all worn the T.O jersey from losing and i will never forget the day he finally lost and wore our Broncos jersey for a day. Rodney you were loved more than you know... i will miss you

 

Christina Mebius (UT )

 

 

December 26, 2006

Sorry to hear of your loss. may God bless you all and comfort you.Giving you all you need to help you through this time of loss.

 

connie kirkman (olathe, KS )
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December 26, 2006

We have spent so many fun times with Rodney this past year, we can hardly believe he is gone. We will miss his welcoming smile when we walk through the door, his fun loving laugh and his flirty way of being. The Huddle won't be the same without him. We send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Rodney just know our lives have become so much more because you were in them.

 

Rooster & Gina Atkin (Midvale, UT )

 

 

December 26, 2006

Rodney,

We loved you so much!You never wanted to disappoint Mama and you never did. Thanks for being a part of our family. We were certainly blessed with your laughter and your loving manner. Thanks for the smiles and the love. We will miss you so much but will look forward to the day that we will see you again.

 

Dave and Belle Milton (Salt Lake City, UT )

 

 

December 26, 2006

Rodney, you were always such a great friend to me. Thanks for helping me out the last six months. The Circus Circus bus will always be a great memory to me!
You will always be missed and loved.

 

Rachel Taylor (Sandy, UT )

 

 

December 26, 2006

Rodney, we will miss you so very much! We will always remember how much you "loved to laugh" and how much we loved to laugh with you.You brought out the best in all of us. Love you forever!

 

Brock & Amber Milton (SLC, UT )

 

 

December 26, 2006

Rodney, our best friend,you brought so much laughter and love to our lives. You are the most giving and caring person we know. We will miss your warm brown eyes and wonderful hugs. We love you.

 

Matt & Leisa Milton (Salt lake city)

 

 

December 26, 2006

I just want Rodney's family to know how much he meant to me and my family. We were blessed to have him in our lives for quite sometime. He was always full of laughter and joy. I was just a little girl when I first met him. When he was working for my dad at the truck stop, but he was soon promoted to his own store. He loved my sister Stacy, and she was his Assistant Manager for awhile. They would have fun playing tricks on one another. I pray that she will find him in heaven. There are no words that can express the sadness that we feel at this time. We all love you and will miss you Rodney. Thanks for being apart of our lives.

 

Hilary Stinson Wood (Salt Lake City, UT )

 

 

December 25, 2006

As I sit here writing this entry, it is hard for me to realize that I will never see Rodney's smile again or lose another bet on the Cowboys, but I will carry his smile and laughter with me forever. My condolences go out to all of his family and friends......

 

Jean Michaelis (Herriman, UT )
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December 25, 2006

You will always be with me and missed. I love you always and forever, Wabbit.

 

Cassi Davis (Boulder, CO )
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December 25, 2006

Rod-we are all going to miss you-the store will never be the same. We are going to miss the laughs, the hiding things(your phone) scaring each other, even the trying and stressful times with you were easier to get through because of your attitude. We love you and we will all keep you in our hearts 4ever. Your loving staff at wvc TEXACO

 

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Rod

God gave me the greatest gift when he gave you to me as my little brother. Thank you for being there
for me in my greatest times of sorrow. I feel you now. I love you. I miss you and I will be with
you again someday. Tell Greg I love and miss him.
I will watch the cowboys and cheer
for them today as a tribute to you.
Go steelers
Sherry

 

 

Sherry Babcock Kimberlin (West Jordan, UT )
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December 25, 2006

Our prayers are with all the family
of Rodney's. God hold all of you in
his promise of eternal life and the
knowledge that you will be together on the other side of the vail.
Tracy and Orita Kirkman, friends
of Tom & Jeanne & family
Tracy & Orita

 

Orita Kirkman
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December 24, 2006

I am shocked and disheartened to learn of Rodney's death. It was just a week ago that I spoke with him. Please know that he touched my life as well as many others and pray that you are comforted in knowing what an impact he had on all of us that had the opportunity to experience him in our lives.

 

Theresa McNeil (West Jordan, UT )
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December 24, 2006

Rodney...
My dearest uncle...I feel as if my heart has literally broken. Our lives will never be the same without you. A huge part of me went with you the day God took you home.
And by the way...
You always were the favorite.
I love you and I will never forget.

 

Melinda Shelton (West Jordan, UT )
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December 24, 2006

To all of his close friends who are very dear to us, our deepest sympathy and heartfelt emotions are yours. We are always here for you. To his family, we will always remember Rodney for the good times, the comedy, and the happiness he brought to our lives.

 

Neil and Linda Mize (Sandy, UT )
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December 24, 2006

Please accept my deepest sympathy in this most difficult time. Rodney brought many smiles to all of his friends and will be missed by all.

 

Phyllis

 

 

December 24, 2006

My best friend ... I'll love you always and forever.

 

Tommie Bagley (Denver, CO )
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December 24, 2006

Rodney my thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this difficult time. I hope they know you are in Gods loving arms......

 

D S (WVC)