Richard Lewis Babcock

Richard Lewis Babcock

February 8, 1936 – April 6, 2023

VISITATION: Wednesday, April 12th at 9:30am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St., followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am.  Family Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Food Bank for the Heartland or the Stephen Center.

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Richard Babcock, age 87, passed away on April 6, 2023.  He was born and raised by parents, Leonard and Rose Babcock, in Schuyler, Nebraska.  After graduating from Schuyler High School, he attended Creighton University and then on to the University of Nebraska School of Architecture, graduating in 1959.  That same year Richard married Nancy Tiehen and started working at HDR where he spent his entire working career.

After retiring, Nancy and Dick began their extensive travel all over the world.  One of his greatest joys was sharing their travel experiences with friends and family.  His love of gourmet cooking was shared with many.  He enjoyed spending time at the bridge studio where he became an avid Duplicate Bridge player.

Richard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy; four children: Tami Libsack (Cary), Lisa Meginnis (Richard), Kara Wantlin, and Scott Babcock (Melanie).  He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Sam Meginnis (Avery), Pete Meginnis (Kristin), Matt Meginnis, Elliott Wantlin, Brooke Wantlin, Madeline Straight, Jack Babcock, and Stella Babcock; two great-grandsons, Charlie and Henry Meginnis.


  • Jerry Carter Posted April 10, 2023 2:18 pm

    Nancy, I just learned about Dick’s passing. Unfortunately, I am still down on the Sonoran Desert and won’t be back in Kansas as I start the drive home the day of the funeral. Dick was a huge influence on my desire to become an architect. I admired his skill professionally and his love of life. However, I also knew that you were his rock. I was lucky to have cousins like you be examples of the kind of women that I could aspire to find as a partner to go through life with. Dick was one lucky guy and you were a lucky girl to have had 63 years together.

    I will be having Masses said for both of you and all the kids once I get home. Additionally, I will come up to Omaha to see you and my other cousins later on the summer. Again, I am sorry that this accident happened and pray for all the family.

    Love, your cousin, Jerry

  • Ron McGinnis Posted April 11, 2023 4:35 pm

    Just a special guy. Will miss him and his wonderful personality so much.

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