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Mary Backus

Born: 12/13/1944, Provo, UT
Death: 8/21/2012, Moab, UT
Viewing: 08/24/2012 6:00 to 8:00 pm, , Spanish Valley Mortuary
Service: 08/25/2012, 10;00 am, Moab LDS Stake Center
Interment: 08/25/2012, 11:30 am, , Sunset Memorial Gardens

1944 ~ 2012

Mary Bishop Backus, age 67, died August 21, 2012 in Moab, Utah at her home. She was born December 13, 1944 in Provo, Utah to Ralph and Eva Bishop. She married Delano Backus on September 3, 1965 in the Manti Temple.

She attended Grade school in Provo, Utah, High School in Orem, Utah and graduated from Maryís Beauty College in Provo. She worked various jobs in Orem from 1960-1967 at the Scera, the Drive-in Movie theater, the Hi-Spot, Naomiís Beauty Salon and Grants Department Store as a cook. In Moab she baby sat children from 1979-1987, then a short period at Taco Bender until about 1990. She was a full-time housewife and mother. She loved her husband, family, reading, family history, and the Gospel. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served various positions in the Relief Society, Primary, and a Spanish speaking mission in the Atlanta Georgia and Mexico Oaxaca Temples from May 2006- May 2008.

Mary is survived by her husband Delano Backus; 5 children: Jon Backus, LaMont Backus, Kathryn (Shaun) Christensen, Brian (Kelsie) Backus, Elizabeth (Jared) Shumway; 28 grandchildren; and four siblings: Anita (Michael) Thorpe, Joyce (Edward) Short, Ken Bishop, and Paul (Pamela) Bishop.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Moab Stake Center, 701 Locust Lane, Moab, Utah. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Spanish Valley Mortuary, and Saturday prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. at the Stake Center.

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