The Children and Grandchildren

Jack and Helen Garland were to see their family of four grow to eleven. Gwen graduated from Polytechnic School in 1950, Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena in 1953, and Bryn Mawr College in 1957, and worked as a medical secretary for Gordon Knight Smith, M. D. and Jack Matthews Farris M. D. from 1958 to 1960. She married Guilford Carlile Babcock III on December 3, 1960 at St. Edmund's Church in San Marino. Guil was the son of Dorothy Beck Babcock and the late Guilford Carlile Babcock junior who died in 1955. He had graduated from Polytechnic School in 1946, Webb School in 1949, Princeton University in 1953 and the Harvard Business School in 1958 and had served three years in army intelligence.

After a two week honeymoon in Haiti, Puerto Rico and Jamaica, Gwen and Guil lived for two months in a house at 353 Berkeley in Pasadena which Dorothy Babcock's good friend, Carolyn Hayne, had loaned them as a wedding present. In February they moved to their first house at 747 Santa Anita Avenue in San Marino. Guil was an investment analyst with Wagenseller and Durst in Los Angeles. He decided that he would prefer life as an academic and began to pursue his PhD in UCLA's Business School in the summer of 1961.

Sarah Garland Babcock was born on October 2, 1961 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles and Ann Kelsey Babcock was born there on March 12, 1963.

Bill Garland graduated from Polytechnic School in 1951, the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut in 1955, and from Yale University in 1959, and entered the Navy ROTC program immediately after graduation. After two years based in Long Beach, where he spent a great deal of time shooting trap in an attempt to make the US Olympic Trap team for the 1960 Games in Rome, he was discharged in 1961 as a lieutenant junior grade. Part of his training had involved three months in Fort Benning, Georgia, shooting 200 rounds in the morning and 200 rounds in the afternoon. In the final shoot-off he came in third, but unfortunately, only the top two shots were taken.

He next entered Stanford Business School in Palo Alto where he graduated with an MBA in 1963. He started working for Alcoa selling office space that year.

On June 27, 1964, Bill married Louise Fleming Grant, the daughter of Richard Angus Grant and Dorothy Duque Grant at St. Andrews Church in Pasadena. Weezie had graduated from Mayfield Junior School in 1955, from Catalina School for Girls in 1959, and from USC in 1963. She taught first grade at the Huntington School in Los Angeles from 1963 to 1964.

Bill and Weezie went on a honeymoon safari to Mozambique and then moved to their first house at 452 South Saltair. They moved to 1301 Brinkley Avenue on April 16, 1965 and William May Garland III was born the next day, April 17, 1965, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles.

The Babcock family had moved to 494 Cragmont Avenue in Berkeley, California in 1964, when Guil took a position as Assistant Professor of Finance in the Business School at the University of California. Sarah started at Mrs. Lachmann's nursery school where she stayed for two years before starting kindergarten at the Cragmont Primary School around the corner.

Susan Hinman Babcock was born November 4, 1965 at the Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley.

Annie also went to Mrs. Lachmann's School and then to Mrs. Voorhees Nursery School in Kensington.

Hilary Garland was born on May 21, 1966 at St. Vincent's Hospital. She and Bill went to Brentwood Presbyterian Nursery School before starting at St. Matthew's School in Pacific Palisades.

Bill worked briefly for his father at the W. M. Garland Company in 1965 and then started a job managing the Bolsa Chica Corporation in Seal Beach, California. He enjoyed the variety of this job, and was sorry to see the company sold in 1968.

The Babcocks moved back to San Marino in 1968 to 1575 Circle Drive when Guil took a position at USC as an assistant professor in the department of Finance and Business Economics.

Sarah and Annie started at Polytechnic in second grade and kindergarten where they would stay until their graduation from high school. Susan started at St. Edmunds Nursery School in San Marino, before going on to prekindergarten at Poly.

Jack and Helen Garland died in 1968 on November 30th and December 27th, he of an embolism in the abdominal artery, and she of cancer of the pancreas. Their services were held in St. John's Church on West Adams where Jack Garland had been a vestryman for so many years. They were buried at the San Gabriel Cemetery beside the graves of William May Garland, Blanche Hinman Garland and William Marshall Garland.

Bill and Gwen started a search for a redwood grove through Newton Drury at the Save-the-Redwoods League to memorialize their parents, as Jack Garland had memorialized the Garland and Hinman great-grandparents and Chandler grandparents. After several trips it was decided to buy adjoining groves in Prairie Creek State Park. Bill later went on the Board of Councillors of the Save-the-Redwoods League, following his father, and Gwen followed him on the board in 1976.

John Carlile Babcock was born July 14, 1969 at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He would also attend the St. Edmunds Nursery School before entering Poly.

The Garlands moved to 323 North Carmelina in 1969, and developed a wonderful garden there. Bill took over the operations of the W. M. Garland Company and oversaw the selling of the W. M. Garland Building at 117 West Ninth Street. He moved the office to 505 S. Flower and continued to manage the properties which he owned jointly with Gwen.

Both Bill and Gwen had learned to fly small airplanes in 1954 at the Van Nuys Airport. Bill had flown again while he was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, convincing the owner of the plane that he had many hours to his credit, even though he didn't have his flight log with him. The plane ended up with one wing removed by a monument in the cemetery at the end of the runway.

In 1970 he took up flying again, studying under the G.I. Bill. He rented planes at Van Nuys and at the Santa Monica Airport, taking instructions in instrument and night flying, and passing the tests for his license. He purchased his first plane in 1975, the twin engine Cessna Skymaster.

Bill Garland was killed in the crash of the Cessna with an instructor pilot on Frazier Mountain, ten miles west of Gorman, California on May 5, 1975. At the time of his death he was serving as a director of the Times Mirror Company, the Automobile Club of Southern California, the Good Samaritan Hospital, the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, the Tejon Ranch Company and the Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles.

Weezie, Bill and Hilary moved to a new house (current address deleted) in Brentwood. Bill and Hilary graduated from John Thomas Dye School in Bel Air in 1977 and 1979 and entered the seventh grade at the Brentwood School.

Sarah graduated from Poly in 1979 and from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1983 with a split major in mathematics and economics. She works for IBM as a systems engineer in Richmond, Virginia, specializing in local area networks and work stations.

Annie graduated from Poly in 1981 and from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut in 1985 with a double major in mathematics and sociology. She received a Master Arts in Education degree from Claremont Graduate School in 1989, and is teaching seventh grade mathematics at the Traweek School in Covina.

Bill graduated from Brentwood School in 1983 and from the University of Southern California in 1987 with a major in business. He is working on the floor of the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange for Crowell Weedon as a trader.

Susan graduated from Poly in 1983 and from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1987 majoring in Mathematics with a computer science coordinate. She is working at the Los Angeles Times in Office Information Systems, in software training and PC support.

Hilary graduated from Brentwood School in 1985 and from Scripps College in 1989 with a degree in Classics. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters of Arts in Education in 1990. Hilary married Philip Luethi Ritcheson, the son of Charles and Alice Luethi Ritcheson on October 19, 1991 at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Los Angeles. Phil graduated from the University of Southern California in 1989 with a degree in International Relations. He has a Masters of Science degree from Southwest Missouri State University in defense and strategic studies.

Hilary and Phil are living in Alexandria, Virginia. Hilary is working toward a Masters degree in Psychological Services at Marymount University in Washington, D. C. Phil is working in Washington D. C. as a policy analyst with a defense contractor.

John graduated from Poly in 1987 and from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, as a Psychology major in 1991. He is working for Home Savings of America as a training development specialist in Instructional Technology at their corporate headquarters in Irwindale, California.

Gwen, brother Bill and his wife Weezie
Gwen, brother Bill and his wife Weezie
Jack Garland & daughterinlaw Weezie Gwen & Bill, Balboa CA Pebble Beach Memories
Jack Garland & daughter-in-law Weezie Gwen & Bill, Balboa CA Pebble Beach Memories
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Pebble Beach Memories Pebble Beach Memories Pebble Beach Memories
Bill, Billy, & Jack at Babcock House Grandchildren in 1970 At the California Club in 1992
Bill, Billy, & Jack at Babcock House Grandchildren in 1970 At the California Club in 1992