Verna J Hughes Backus

Birth
Carthage, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 29 Jun 2017 (aged 86)
Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Burial Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 180908545 · View Source
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She was a daughter of William J. and Sarah North Hughes. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1950. Verna worked at the Woolworth Five and Dime from 1950-1956. She later worked at the Salvation Army Thrift Store for many years.

She married Osborne R. (Don) Backus on 4/18/1952. Don was the son of George and Effie Backus of Beacon, NY. He died on 7/7/1974.

She loved to bake cookies with her family, read and help others.

She was survived by her children, Judy (William) Cain, Dianne (Neil Dicob) Backus, Barbara (Michael) LaMont, George (Cheri) Backus, and Scott (Cheryl) Backus; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; her siblings, Mary-Ellen (Peter) Vitto and David D. (Jean) Hughes; and a son-in-law, Christian MacGregor.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Sandi MacGregor on April 15th, 2009; siblings Mildred Hughes, Inah (Hughes) Eichorn, Richard Hughes, Edna (Hughes) Jones, William Hughes, Jr. and Robert Hughes.

Mon. 7/3/2017 Watertown Times


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  • Created by: Donald Wilcox
  • Added: 1 Jul 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 180908545
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Verna J Hughes Backus (3 Apr 1931–29 Jun 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 180908545, citing North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Donald Wilcox (contributor 47332553) .