Alta Almeda Babbitt, 88, of Grayling and long time resident of Escanaba, passed away on March 18, 2018. Alta was born on Oct. 29, 1929, in Flushing, Mich., to the late Wyman and Alma (Brainerd) Walker. She married David Bruce Babbitt on Aug. 26, 1967, in Otsego Lake Township. Alta was an active and involved member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church of Escanaba. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and many other crafts.
Survived by her husband David of 50 years; children, Randall Meoak of Houghton Lake, Richard (Linda) Meoak of Howell, Rodney (Tina) Meoak of Alpena, Suzan (Jim) Bitner of Pennsylvania, Deborah (John) McGinnis of Wisconsin, Dianne (Lonnie Hauck) Meredith of Florida, Brian Babbitt of Petoskey, Robert (Tami) Meoak of Ohio, and Jeanette Babbitt of Petoskey. Alta was also blessed with 20 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bernard, Kenneth, and Melvin Walker.
Preceded in death by Robert James Meoak, father of Randall, Richard, Rodney, Suzan, Dianne, and Robert Meoak; son, Richard Babbitt; daughter, Lori Johnson and an infant daughter.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 21, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with funeral service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Maple Forest Township Cemetery later in the spring. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Escanaba.