Frances Elaine Breshears Babb, 96, of Eugene, died April 4, 2004. She was born April 8, 1907, in Elgin to William and Margaret (Eckley) Breshears.

Mrs. Babb grew up in the Wallowa, Vincent and Rondowea areas and graduated from Lostine High School. She worked for M. Crow and Company in Lostine for a time. She married Avon Dale Babb in 1926 and lived in the Eugene area for the last 79 years.

Her interests included vegetable and flower gardening, crossword puzzles, University of Oregon football and basketball, and travel. She enjoyed family and friends and was well known for her sense of humor and her memory for facts, figures, people and places.

Survivors include daughters Frances Latone of Chicago, Donna Brown of Portland, and Nancy Gilmore of Eugene; sons Alan and Lee Babb, both of Eugene; 20 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986, and a daughter, Rebecca, in 1984.

Memorial services took place April 7, 2004, at the Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to the Assistance League of Eugene.

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