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Sandra Ann Babcock

April 4, 1948 – June 21, 2022


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Sandra Ann Babcock passed away on June 21, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 4, 1948 in Rockford, Illinois to Chester Thomas and Geraldine Galluzzo. Sandra was one of four children in a large loving family and a twin to Steven Galluzzo. Sandra had a strong faith and was baptized Catholic. She graduated in 1966 from Bishop Muldoon Catholic High School an all-girls school and often shared stories of her time spent there. On October 19, 1968, she married the love of her life Dean George Babcock at Saint Rita’s Catholic Church in Rockford, Illinois and they shared 53 amazing years together. Sandra had two beautiful children, Dean (Dino) and Kimberly (Kimmy), who were her greatest accomplishments in life.

Sandra and her family moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1979 where they resided for the last 43 years. Her biggest joy in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother, always putting God and her family above everything. When she began working again outside the home, she spent over 14 years in the Beauty Industry and was very proud of her many accomplishments, awards, recognition, and travels. She prided herself on being a Top Performer in her industry.

Sandra had many talents and her artistic ways showed in the many drawings, paintings, and poetry she created. She loved making homemade gifts that were special for the ones she loved. She had a special love for animals and was often referred to as the dog whisperer. She was always the life of the party, doing crazy things to make people smile and laugh. She loved to gather with her family and hosted many parties at her home. She had a magnetic personality and left an impression on those she knew a lifetime or those she briefly met. Her red lipstick and nail polish were a must in her life, always asking “if it was on straight” when applying it.  Her memories and ability to “light up the room” are a gift of love that will remain an enduring treasure through the years and in the lives of all those that were blessed to have known her.

We will always love you and goodbye is not the end.

Sandra is survived in death by her husband Dean Babcock, son Dean and daughter-in-law Lynnette Babcock, daughter Kimberly and son-in-law Monte Stonefield, four grandchildren: Emily, Eric, Joseph and Sophia, sister Carol G-Knight, brother Dave and sister-in-law Wendy Galluzzo, several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father Chester Galluzzo, mother Geraldine Galluzzo, and twin brother Steven Galluzzo.

The funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 8, 2022 at Mountain View Funeral Home, 7900 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85207.

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  1. Ken Bumpous says:

    Sandra was a Great Friend, glad we got to hangout and laugh a lot ! That was a lovely description of her and her life! See you in heaven my friend ❤️

  2. Abby says:

    Aunt Sandy was one of the most generous and fun loving people that I will ever know. My heart is broken with her passing but my memories of time with her and the family will endure. Take the time to hug everyone you love and tell them so. It would surely make her smile! All my love.

  3. Wardaine Taylor says:

    The Taylor family is sending love and prayers to the family of Sandra, Many Blessings
    Wardaine & Niya Taylor

  4. Dina says:

    She made a huge impression on my life and I will miss her every minute of every day . I love you and I will see you again in heaven ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Rocco Guagliardo says:

    Aunt Sandy Was The Best And Funniest Aunt Ever

  6. Herman F Kloock says:

    Such a Dynamic lady!!! She will be missed!!! Sandy & her Brother Steve will be dancing in the heavens….
    Until we meet again, Rest in Peace.
    The Kloock Family

  7. Wallace says:

    A life well lived. A woman well loved. We are among the many who will miss her. Dave and Noreen

  8. Ange Rae Stonefield says:

    Without the need for an asterix, parentheses, air quotes, or other qualifiers, we always knew we were considered family. My son will miss his Italian Grandma. I will miss the sometimes silly, sometimes deep gossip sessions with my big hearted confidante.
    -Ange Rae and Trygve

  9. David Galluzzo says:

    With great love and recognition that you were simply the best of us! Until we are together again.
    -Your brother Dave

  10. Judy says:

    Our family was so blessed to have Sandy and her loving family move next door to us in Mesa. Her beautiful heart made me so happy
    We shared so many memories.
    I will miss you terribly but as always you are in my hear dear friend .
    Until we meet again.

  11. Liz Wallace says:

    Kim,
    I know how much your mom meant to you and the relationship you shared. Sending hugs and prayers while you go thru this difficult time. Her memories are the greatest gift you have to cherish forever.
    Liz

    • Wendy Galluzzo says:

      Sandy welcomed me into the Galluzzo family more than 40 years ago when I meant and then married her baby brother Davey. We had so much fun together in the early years, partying, raising our kids and trying to find the balance with spirituality in our lives. She was someone you could always turn to and trust that you would get an honest and open opinion whether you liked it or not! San, you will be so missed and our world has gotten a bit darker the day you earned your wings but just know this, you will forever be in our hearts and treasured in our memories. I will not say goodbye ( I can’t ) I will only say, see you later .. love you. Your sister-in-love, Wendy. 💜🙏💜

  12. Tom And Allena says:

    Sandy was like a mother to me. she introduced me to my Tommie( The love of my life) Sandra was kind and patience with everyone, unless you messed with her family and her Employees . I remember a time when a customer came into Sallys, and asked one of the Girls about something that we were not authorized to do , So the customer called her employee a “Peon”. this angered Sandy and she told the customer that none of here employees were “Peons” and to please leave her store. I remember when ever I was upset , Sandy was always their to comfort me. I also remember how she loved Joes Christmas treats . Not only was she a great mother figure, she was the Best Boss .Kim ,Dean, and Dino thanks for sharing your Mother, wife with me and many others, go spread you love around more, D ont forget to do some hairdos along the way, we will miss you
    Our Deepest Condolences

    Love you Tom and Allena
    Downey Idaho

  13. Jose Ferrero says:

    Our condolences to Dean, Lynnette, Emily and Eric, and the Babcock family. We are praying for her soul.
    Ferrero Family, Arizona

  14. Vic Galluzzo says:

    Condolences to all my Arizona cousins. I have many memories of Sandy, in our “growing up” years, to reflect on. May God be with you and bless you during this time.

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Sandra Ann Babcock

April 4, 1948 – June 21, 2022


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Sandra Ann Babcock passed away on June 21, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 4, 1948 in Rockford, Illinois to Chester Thomas and Geraldine Galluzzo. Sandra was one of four children in a large loving family and a twin to Steven Galluzzo. Sandra had a strong faith and was baptized Catholic. She graduated in 1966 from Bishop Muldoon Catholic High School an all-girls school and often shared stories of her time spent there. On October 19, 1968, she married the love of her life Dean George Babcock at Saint Rita’s Catholic Church in Rockford, Illinois and they shared 53 amazing years together. Sandra had two beautiful children, Dean (Dino) and Kimberly (Kimmy), who were her greatest accomplishments in life.

Sandra and her family moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1979 where they resided for the last 43 years. Her biggest joy in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother, always putting God and her family above everything. When she began working again outside the home, she spent over 14 years in the Beauty Industry and was very proud of her many accomplishments, awards, recognition, and travels. She prided herself on being a Top Performer in her industry.

Sandra had many talents and her artistic ways showed in the many drawings, paintings, and poetry she created. She loved making homemade gifts that were special for the ones she loved. She had a special love for animals and was often referred to as the dog whisperer. She was always the life of the party, doing crazy things to make people smile and laugh. She loved to gather with her family and hosted many parties at her home. She had a magnetic personality and left an impression on those she knew a lifetime or those she briefly met. Her red lipstick and nail polish were a must in her life, always asking “if it was on straight” when applying it.  Her memories and ability to “light up the room” are a gift of love that will remain an enduring treasure through the years and in the lives of all those that were blessed to have known her.

We will always love you and goodbye is not the end.

Sandra is survived in death by her husband Dean Babcock, son Dean and daughter-in-law Lynnette Babcock, daughter Kimberly and son-in-law Monte Stonefield, four grandchildren: Emily, Eric, Joseph and Sophia, sister Carol G-Knight, brother Dave and sister-in-law Wendy Galluzzo, several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father Chester Galluzzo, mother Geraldine Galluzzo, and twin brother Steven Galluzzo.

The funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 8, 2022 at Mountain View Funeral Home, 7900 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85207.

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15 responses to “Sandra Ann Babcock”

  1. Ken Bumpous says:

    Sandra was a Great Friend, glad we got to hangout and laugh a lot ! That was a lovely description of her and her life! See you in heaven my friend ❤️

  2. Abby says:

    Aunt Sandy was one of the most generous and fun loving people that I will ever know. My heart is broken with her passing but my memories of time with her and the family will endure. Take the time to hug everyone you love and tell them so. It would surely make her smile! All my love.

  3. Wardaine Taylor says:

    The Taylor family is sending love and prayers to the family of Sandra, Many Blessings
    Wardaine & Niya Taylor

  4. Dina says:

    She made a huge impression on my life and I will miss her every minute of every day . I love you and I will see you again in heaven ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Rocco Guagliardo says:

    Aunt Sandy Was The Best And Funniest Aunt Ever

  6. Herman F Kloock says:

    Such a Dynamic lady!!! She will be missed!!! Sandy & her Brother Steve will be dancing in the heavens….
    Until we meet again, Rest in Peace.
    The Kloock Family

  7. Wallace says:

    A life well lived. A woman well loved. We are among the many who will miss her. Dave and Noreen

  8. Ange Rae Stonefield says:

    Without the need for an asterix, parentheses, air quotes, or other qualifiers, we always knew we were considered family. My son will miss his Italian Grandma. I will miss the sometimes silly, sometimes deep gossip sessions with my big hearted confidante.
    -Ange Rae and Trygve

  9. David Galluzzo says:

    With great love and recognition that you were simply the best of us! Until we are together again.
    -Your brother Dave

  10. Judy says:

    Our family was so blessed to have Sandy and her loving family move next door to us in Mesa. Her beautiful heart made me so happy
    We shared so many memories.
    I will miss you terribly but as always you are in my hear dear friend .
    Until we meet again.

  11. Liz Wallace says:

    Kim,
    I know how much your mom meant to you and the relationship you shared. Sending hugs and prayers while you go thru this difficult time. Her memories are the greatest gift you have to cherish forever.
    Liz

    • Wendy Galluzzo says:

      Sandy welcomed me into the Galluzzo family more than 40 years ago when I meant and then married her baby brother Davey. We had so much fun together in the early years, partying, raising our kids and trying to find the balance with spirituality in our lives. She was someone you could always turn to and trust that you would get an honest and open opinion whether you liked it or not! San, you will be so missed and our world has gotten a bit darker the day you earned your wings but just know this, you will forever be in our hearts and treasured in our memories. I will not say goodbye ( I can’t ) I will only say, see you later .. love you. Your sister-in-love, Wendy. 💜🙏💜

  12. Tom And Allena says:

    Sandy was like a mother to me. she introduced me to my Tommie( The love of my life) Sandra was kind and patience with everyone, unless you messed with her family and her Employees . I remember a time when a customer came into Sallys, and asked one of the Girls about something that we were not authorized to do , So the customer called her employee a “Peon”. this angered Sandy and she told the customer that none of here employees were “Peons” and to please leave her store. I remember when ever I was upset , Sandy was always their to comfort me. I also remember how she loved Joes Christmas treats . Not only was she a great mother figure, she was the Best Boss .Kim ,Dean, and Dino thanks for sharing your Mother, wife with me and many others, go spread you love around more, D ont forget to do some hairdos along the way, we will miss you
    Our Deepest Condolences

    Love you Tom and Allena
    Downey Idaho

  13. Jose Ferrero says:

    Our condolences to Dean, Lynnette, Emily and Eric, and the Babcock family. We are praying for her soul.
    Ferrero Family, Arizona

  14. Vic Galluzzo says:

    Condolences to all my Arizona cousins. I have many memories of Sandy, in our “growing up” years, to reflect on. May God be with you and bless you during this time.

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