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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Phillip Babby

February 3, 2021

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Phillip Michael Babby Sr. passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from complications due to Covid-19. He was 71. Phil was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, as well as a great friend to all he came across. The world has lost a generous, kind, and loving man. Phil was born July 24, 1949, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was raised by his parents, Esther and Louis Babby. Phil had a love of photography, camping, fishing, boating and anything...

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February 10, 2021 3:53 PM

As Phil enriched us and the earth with his presence, may these gifts in his memory continue to do so.


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Buzz Biernacki

February 15, 2021 12:00 PM

Hello,
I was shocked to hear of Phil's passing.  His twinkling eyes and loving smile will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to cross his path.  
I will never forget the first Christmas party he came to at Robert's house.  It was dark and the road was snow-packed.  Everyone kept getting stuck in the ditch and Phil pulled them all out.  He missed the first half the party but had a gigantic grin on when he finally came inside the house.  Using mechanical skills and helping people, he was in his element.,
Everyone who knew him will miss him,
Blessings and Prayers to you and his family.
Love Buzz and Kari and the rest of his balloon crew friends,

Nile Cornelison

February 10, 2021 2:49 PM
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To Chari.

Even though we only met the two of you a few years ago upon our arrival in Taos, Phil made us feel like we had known him a lifetime.

He and I had talked couple weeks ago, and all seemed fine, so Jeanette and I were both stunned, hearing he had passed.

After looking at the video, and the last scene of Phil walking up the hill, we both felt like we had lost a lifelong friend.

I am sure he still has that twinkle in his eye, friendly smile, and is still helping folks somewhere, find something they need.

For us, this is the way we want to remember him.

Prayers are with you and your families, as you arrive at your own memories.
Nile and Jeanette

Sharon Reynolds

February 9, 2021 10:44 AM

Chairel,, so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. Sure wish that I could have been able to share all 71 years of Phil’s life. I know that the rest of his brothers and sisters are glad that we had the years of getting to know him. My sympathies to your entire family and especially you.. With sadness and love,Sharon Reynolds

Marla

February 9, 2021 10:31 AM

Dearest Chairel, you and your family have been close to my heart since I saw the news of Phil’s passing.
Though I haven’t seen you much since the tasting room days, I have seen Phil regularly over the past few years at Ace and when he was selling papers near our house.
Harrison and I enjoyed our visits with Phil on our trips to Ace...he always made a point to check-in on our well-being, let us know how you all were doing and he was readily available to help me find what I needed because he inevitably knew where it was, if it was the best tool for what I was doing or if it was even in the store inventory. He always had advice and ideas. He even offered to make Harrison a train/LEGO table that could be slid under the bed or raised to the ceiling with pulleys (based on something he had done himself years before.) I looked forward to getting his help on that project as soon as I had a bigger home and money to pay him for his time and skill.
When both Harrison and Phil acquired wheelchairs in 2020, he never missed a chance to joke with Harrison about racing their chairs one day when Phil wasn’t working. His care and attention for Harrison warmed my heart and I cherish his friendship that carried over from the tasting room and grew with those interactions at Ace. His smiling face and infectious chuckle were especially a welcome treasure in our little isolated world this past year and will be sorely missed.
He was a sweet man, Chairel and I am truly heartbroken for you and your family. I know nothing can soften the blow of this loss, but none the less, you and your children are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessing and love to you all.

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