|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 2010|
Carl C. Backstrom, aged 88 years, peacefully passed away Monday, March 8, 2010, surrounded by family in Vancouver, Washington. Carl was born August 16, 1921 in Missoula, Montana to Charles and Emma (Newkvist) Backstrom. In his youth, the family moved to Portland, OR, where Carl attended school, graduating from Commerce High School (present day Cleveland). Having earned his undergraduate Bachelors degree from the University Of Oregon, he also qualified to become a Certified Public Accountant. On March 14, 1945 Carl married the former Margaret Wallberg, and to that union were born four children.
In 1951, Carl became a CPA for LELCO in Bend. He created the successful, still family owned, Backstrom Builders' Center in 1967, retiring in 1987. He was Deacon and Treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church for many years. An active civic leader, Carl belonged to the Kiwanis Club, was a founding member of the George Ray Picnic Group, a member of the board of directors of the Bend Park and Recreation Department, a little league coach, and staunch supporter and contributor to the U of O Athletic Department. Carl played handball until well into his late seventies! He served in the Marine Corps, leaving as a First Lieutenant.
Mr. Backstrom is survived by his son, three daughters and their families. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, Brother Vic and Sister Ruth Olson.
Graveside Services with military honors were held on Friday March 12, 2010 at Pilot Butte Cemetery. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 3 PM at the First Presbyterian Church in Bend. A Celebration of Carl's Life will be held on March 20, 2010 at 11 AM at McMenamins Kennedy School Facility in Portland.
Memorial Contributions have been suggested to the First Presbyterian Church Foundation at 230 NE 9th, Bend, OR 97701.
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Pilot Butte Cemetery
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Rest in Peace Carl Backstrom|
Added: Jan. 18, 2012