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Ruth Kathryn Gwin Backus
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Birth: Jul. 16, 1917
Winnebago County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 2009
Pima County
Arizona, USA

Ruth Kathryn (Gwin) Backus, July 16, 1917 ~ April 12, 2009.

Ruth passed away as gracefully as she lived on Easter Sunday.

Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, she lived in various houses in Nekoosa, Port Edwards, and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, before moving to Tucson, Arizona, with her family in 1960.

Her life was full of love and hospitality, which was enjoyed by family and many friends.

Dr. Otto Backus, her husband of 51 years, passed away in 1986.

She is survived by her son, Michael O. (Lee) Backus; son, Peter G. (Deborah) Backus; daughter, Diane J. (Dennis) Bruns; daughter, Ruth K. (Wayne) Oxtoby; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at The Episcopal Church of Saint Matthews, 9071 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, Arizona at 12:00 p.m. with a celebration following the service at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E. El Dorado Circle, Tucson, Arizona 85715.

In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted by Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 160 East Alameda, Tucson, AZ 85701. Arrangements made by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES.

--Arizona Daily Star (May 3, 2009) 
Created by: Daryl & Barbara (Biggs)...
Record added: Jun 13, 2009
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