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Honoring Former Governor Tim Babcock

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HELENA, Mont. -

On Friday, the public is paying their respects to former Governor Tim Babcock, who died on Tuesday at the age of 95.

Earlier in the day at the center of the Capitol Rotunda, former Governor Babcock lied in state with Montana Highway Patrol honor guard serving as his casket guards.

Visitors were able to admire a charming photo of Babcock and sign their name in the visitor's book.

We spoke with Babcock's granddaughter, Lee Ruude, who was at the memorial on Friday.

She says her grandpa is leaving behind a great legacy.

"He is leaving behind the ability to be very tenacious and very enduring. He's endured a lot, but he was a people's person, he was a wonderful listener," says Lee Ruude, Governor Babcock's Granddaughter.

Lee adds she appreciates the support she and her family have received from all of Montana.