Carol Jean Babson, born on March 4, 1949, passed away at age 67 on June 13, 2016 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Except for a short time after her birth at the Hamilton Field base hospital and a couple of years in North Carolina in the 1960s, Carol was a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa. Carol is survived by her children, Brenda Wright of Forestville and Bobby Babson of Santa Rosa, and grandchildren. She is also survived by her cousin and his wife, Mike and Brenda Smith of Willits and her cousin Allen Francis of San Jose, as well as her beloved companion and caregiver of six years, Terry Jo Conkling. Until leaving the work force, Carol worked for Laidlaw (now First Student) Bus Company in Santa Rosa. She worked for a short time as a bus driver, then as a payroll clerk. Carol dearly loved cats and donations may be made to Forgotten Felines in her memory. Carol will be laid to rest with her mother, Dorothy Murch and grandparents, Stanley and Louise Marshall at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. A graveside service for family and close friends will be held there in the near future. Please contact Mike and Brenda Smith, 707-459-0812 for more information.