Edith Babcock Grinnell passed away June 15 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 94 years old. Her family provided the following.
Born in San Angelo, Texas, on Feb. 21, 1926, to Orville and Edith Babcock, she was the youngest of her siblings, Kenneth and Gertrude. She was raised in the small town on Sonora and later went on to attend Texas Women’s University, graduating in journalism in 1946.
Edith loved many things, including the outdoors, all living creatures, helping others, giving to many good causes, drinking tea with friends, but mostly she loved spending time with her family and friends. She was an accomplished writer and was an avid runner — even becoming a nationally ranked marathoner in her 50s.
Edith is survived by her loving husband, Bob Grinnell, her children, Jan Kokernot, Peggy Kaplan, Diana Britton and her stepchildren, Gary Grinnell, Alisa Stevens and Barbara Leonard. She is preceded in death by her son, Walter Kokernot. She had 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Edith and Bob were married for 41 wonderful years, spending time in Houston, Horseshoe Bay, Texas, Jackson Hole and Azle, Texas. Her favorite place was Jackson Hole, where she was in awe of the glorious beauty that surrounded her and the endless outdoor activities that she enjoyed with Bob. Their love was evident and beyond inspiring to everyone who knew them. Together they created a beautiful legacy of the love of Jackson Hole that lives on throughout the generations of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Edith will be dearly missed but always remembered by all those who knew her and loved her.