Born in Providence, RI she was a daughter of the late Harold Redwood and Ona Hansen Curtis. A graduate of Edgewood Junior College in Providence, RI, Mrs. Babb worked for Quonset Point Naval Air Station in Cranston, RI during World War II. She later worked for Dupont in Camden, SC where she was also a member of Grace Episcopal Church. In 1964, she married Buck and moved to Laurens, SC. Mrs. Babb joined First United Methodist Church where she served faithfully for many years and was also member and past president of the Azalea Garden Club. She spent a lot her time volunteering with the American Cancer Society and the Laurens County Hospital Auxiliary. Nancy enjoyed playing bridge, square dancing, and traveling.
Surviving are her nieces: Nancy Cheek and husband Sam of Camden, SC, Judith McCoy and husband George of Columbia, SC, Susan Shriner and husband Fred of Kennett Square, PA, and Janice Dowtin of Charleston, SC; nephew Dr. Robert Babb and wife Patricia of Charleston, SC; and many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a stepson, Thomas Fontaine Babb; step-grandson, Thomas Chesterfield Babb; sister, Marjorie Curtis Watson; and a brother-in-law, Wesley Watson.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Martha Franks Rasor Chapel conducted by Rev. Dr. Lawton Neely. A private committal ceremony will be held in Laurens City Cemetery.
The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the Martha Franks Rasor Chapel immediately following the memorial service.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 244 West Main St., Laurens, SC 29360 or to Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community, 1 Martha Franks Drive, Laurens, SC 29360.
Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.