Early Harlon “Babs” DeWitt

June 9, 1930 – July 3, 2012

Memorial services for former Greybull resident Early Harlon “Babs” DeWitt of Cody will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Greybull. Babs, 82, died July 3.

He was born June 9, 1930, in a cabin near Hulett, the son of Early and Rosa Record DeWitt. While growing up he lived in several places until he met Marlene Jan Baldwin of Pioche, Nev., in 1950. The couple married June 17, 1950, in Ely, Nev.

Babs was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and served until 1954. After his discharge he worked as an electrician. The couple moved to Greybull in 1966 where he began working for Dresser Minerals. He retired from Dresser in May 1994.

Babs also owned and operated DW Electric in Greybull.

The couple eventually settled in Cody.

Babs was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and four brothers.

He is survived by his wife Marlene of Cody; four sons and daughters-in-law, Brent and Sheila DeWitt of Spanaway, Wash., Brad and Kathy DeWitt of Huntington, Texas, Brett and Theresa DeWitt of Basin and Bart and Laurie DeWitt of Laurel, Mont.; a daughter, Lisa Johnson and her fiance Aaron of Afton; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-gradchildren