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Earl Eugene Backus
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1928
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 2012
Mount Pleasant
Sanpete County
Utah, USA

The journey on earth, for Earl Eugene Backus, ended on Wednesday February 1, 2012. The ravages of Parkinson's Disease robbed a quality of life and happiness from his being.

The beginning of Earl's life on earth began at the home of his parents, Elmer Eugene and Gertrude Violet Cordner Backus, on October 31, 1928. The process of growing-up on a fruit farm taught him the value of work, integrity, honesty and dependability. Is it any wonder that with this foundation he learned to appreciate all the things that grow and the beauties of the earth? Earl grew in stature and in the gospel. He was diligent and faithful in all of his callings with a love and willingness to serve our Heavenly Father.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother, D.O. (Nita Doman) Backus; his brother-in-law, Remo Pyne; and his sister-in-law, JuLane Goodrich. Survived by his wife, Anna Jean Duncan Backus; children, Carol (LaMar) Beardall; Gail (Richard) Tolley; Kathryn Palmer; Duncan (Meg Yu-Chiao Kuo)Backus; siblings, Gary (Joyce Gillman) Backus; LaRae (DeLoy) Slack; Gerene Pyne; Richard (Judy Pyne) Backus; Delano (Mary Bishop) Backus; Russel (Margaret Elmer) Backus; 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Orem Cascade 1st Ward Chapel (481 E. Center St.). Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Moroni LDS Stake Center (80 North Center) in Moroni, UT and Tuesday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolence at Rasmussen Mortuary.


Born on October 31, 1928, Earl was the oldest of eight children of Elmer Eugene Backus and Gertrude Violet Cordner. He was raised in Orem, Utah and worked on his father's orchard. He married Anna Jean Duncan and was the father of four children, raising them in a comfortable home he built section by section on the core of a cinder-block garage. He worked at numerous jobs during his life, including milkman and furniture salesman; but his farm roots always called to him and his large Orem property was the source of phenomenal grapes, cherries, peaches, berries and other produce. He retired with his wife to Moroni, Utah, where he spent his last years surrounded by family. 
Family links: 
  Elmer Eugene Backus (1907 - 1979)
  Gertrude Violet Cordner Backus (1905 - 1992)
  Earl Eugene Backus (1928 - 2012)
  D O Backus (1930 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Moroni City Cemetery
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Created by: ccdesan
Record added: Feb 02, 2012
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Earl Eugene Backus
Added by: ccdesan
Earl Eugene Backus
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Earl Eugene Backus
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- Sharla
 Added: Dec. 5, 2013

- Pat Pitcher
 Added: Aug. 2, 2012
Rest in peace, Grandpa! You will be missed!
- ccdesan
 Added: Feb. 2, 2012

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