Norma Weaver, Babbitt, 53, a widely traveled Navy wife who held a variety of jobs, died May 11 in Bethesda Naval Hospital of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Mrs. Babbitt worked in Navy Relief, as a Grey Lady, and as a Cub Scoutden mother in Navy and submarine officers' wive's clubs. She also served as a dietitian in Norfolk, as a public and parochial school teacher in Key West, Fla. and taught in the Anglo-American School in Moscow. She was also a substitute teacher in Fairfax County schools.
Mrs. Babbitt traveled with her husband, Capt. Franklin G. Babbitt (ret.), around the country and overseas. She resided in such places as Norfolk, San Diego, San Francisco, Key West, Washington, Maine, South Carolina, Honolulu, and London.
She lived in Moscow for two periods totaling more than five years when her husband served as an assistant U.S. naval attache. During this time she studied Russian and traveled in the Soviet Union, the Balkan, Scandinavia, and central, and southern Europe.
Mrs. Babbitt, a native Washington, graduated in 1946 from Buffalo State Teachers College, where she was a member of Pi Kappa Sigma sorority
Surviving besides her husband, of the home in Oakton, are two sons, David R. and Stephen W.; and a daughter, Melissa Christina Lee, all of Oakton, Va.