Josephine P. Babb

May 12, 1923April 14, 2012

Josephine was born May 12, 1923 to Ricardo and Balbina (Magante) Pareja, in the Philippines.

She married Robert H. Babb on May 15, 1948 in the Philippines.

Mrs. Babb passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 in a local hospital.

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband in 1994 and eighteen siblings.

Survivors include a daughter Tess Babb of Temple; three grandchildren, Ralph Hitzegrad Jr. and his wife, Sylvia, Jeff Hitzegrad and David Hitzegrad, all of Temple; and three great grandchildren, Craig and Daniel Hitzegrad, both of Temple, and Kealey Hitzegrad of Gatesville.

Funeral services for Josephine P. Babb, 88, of Temple will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Bellwood Memorial Park Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be Wednesday, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or to the Thursday Club, an Alzheimer’s Caregivers Respite Organization at 1515 West Adams Ave, Temple, TX 76504.

Words of comfort may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Josephine P. Babb

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Maria Borix

April 16, 2012

Tess, please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother, and my favorite Aunt. I am sorry I won't be there Wednesday but know that my prayers and love are with you and your family. All my love, Maria (Evelyn)

Kim Krug

April 16, 2012

Tessie and family, I am deeply berieved at the loss of your mother/ grandmother. Aunt Josie held a special place in my heart, especially since she was the only sibling of my grandmother that I ever knew. I loved her and Uncle Bob dearly and will miss her terribly. I will never forget her last visit here with Mom. I knew then in my heart that they would never be together again on this Earth, but it brings peace to know that she has been reunited with her many loved ones that went before her.
I only wish that we could be there with you Wednesday. Please know that I will be there in my heart and praying with you. My deepest condolences and much, much love. Kim and family

Mandie Reid

April 16, 2012

Sorry for your loss. I just lost my Grandpa on March 31 so I know what your going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was nice to me and Kealey I really liked her.