Loyale Babbitt



Loyale Babbitt, 80, of Idaho Falls, died Jan.10, 1993 at his home of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

He was born April 7, 1912, at Malad, to Thomas and Alice Ann Leavitt Babbitt. He grew up in Malad and attended schools there until the family moved to McGill, Nev., when he was 16. He lived in Boulder City, Nev., from 1932 to 1935, where he worked construction on the Boulder Dam. He worked as a machinist in Portland during World War II and moved to Idaho Falls in 1945.

On Nov. 28, 1932, he married Marie Baldwin at Las Vegas. He worked as a carpenter and Machinist in construction and electrical contracting. He owned Babbitt Electric & Refrigeration. He retired in 1972. Since retiring he mined for gold in Montana and Utah.

He was a member of the LDS Church. He was a member of the Eagles and Elks lodges, and a charter member of Flying “B” Resort Ranches, which flies into primitive areas. He was also a member of the National Electrical Contractors Association and Local No. 449 Electricians Union.

Survivors include his wife of Idaho Falls; a daughter, Mrs. George J. (Jeannette) Mansfield of Boise; a brother and four sisters, Thomas Babbitt of Las Vegas, LaVerne Archibald and Florence Archibald, both of Idaho Falls, Thelma Stewart of Anaheim, Calif., and Betty Johnson of Dallas; three grandchildren; and two great-children. He was preceded in death by a son.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home in Idaho Falls with Bishop John Murdock of the Idaho Falls LDS 20th Ward officiating. The family will visit with friends for one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.


Loyale Babbitt, 84, of Idaho Falls, died Jan 10, 1993, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Wood Funeral Home in Idaho Falls.

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