Obit: Backus, Ruth Kathryn (? - 2009)

Contact: Ken Wood

Surnames: Backus, Gwin, Bruns, Oxtoby

----Source: Marshfield News Herald, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, Sun. 19 Apr. 2009

Backus, Ruth Kathryn (? - 12 Apr. 2009)

Ruth Kathryn (Gwin) Backus

Ruth passed away as gracefully as she lived on Easter Sun. Born in Oshkosh, she lived in various houses in Nekoosa, Port Edwards and Wisconsin Rapids before moving to Tucson, Ariz., 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, 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tues., May 5, 2009, at the Episcopal Church of Saint Matthews, 9071 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, Ariz., at noon, with a celebration following the service at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E. El Dorado Circle, Tucson, Ariz., 85715. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tucson. Arrangements made by Adair Funeral Homes.



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