Betty Babcock http://mtpr.org en How rare is it for someone to 'lie in state' in the Montana Capitol? http://mtpr.org/post/how-rare-it-someone-lie-state-montana-capitol <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A closed casket viewing was held in the Capitol building’s rotunda this for the public to pay respects for former Montana First Lady Betty Babcock.</span></p><p>The wife of former Governor Tim Babcock died this past Sunday at age 91.</p><p>It’s rare for anybody to lie in state in Montana’s seat of public power.</p><p>Former Governor Tom Judge’s casket was given a public viewing after he died in 2006. That was in the Old Supreme Court Chambers, on the third floor. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:44:28 +0000 Dan Boyce 6624 at http://mtpr.org How rare is it for someone to 'lie in state' in the Montana Capitol? Former MT First Lady remembered for fostering political cooperation http://mtpr.org/post/former-mt-first-lady-remembered-fostering-political-cooperation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Montana First Lady Betty Babcock died this past Sunday in Helena at age 91.</span></p><p>The wife of former Republican Gov.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tim Babcock was known for pushing hard for passage of the 1972 Montana Constitution, a renovation of the state capitol building and other issues.</span></p><p>Montana Republican Party Chairman Will Deschamps described her as an immeasurably kind woman who wouldn’t say an ill word about anyone.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:10:39 +0000 Dan Boyce 6372 at http://mtpr.org Former MT First Lady remembered for fostering political cooperation