Dorothy Backus Obituary

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Dorothy Thorssen Backus

July 25, 1915 - January 16, 2013
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Dorothy O. "Thorssen" Backus, 97, of San Angelo died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in a local care center. Memorial services were held at 5:00 PM Thursday, January 17th in Baptist Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Richardson officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. Dorothy was born July 25, 1915 in Bennett, WI. to Oscar Joseph and Emma Madeline (Uran) Thorssen. She was a trained stenographer, an accomplished accompanist, excellent homemaker and appreciated Pastor's wife. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a resident of San Angelo since 1988. Dorothy was married to Aaron Backus on March 21, 1936 in Bennett, WI . He...
Dorothy O. "Thorssen" Backus, 97, of San Angelo died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in a local care center.
Memorial services were held at 5:00 PM Thursday, January 17th in Baptist Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Richardson officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Dorothy was born July 25, 1915 in Bennett, WI. to Oscar Joseph and Emma Madeline (Uran) Thorssen. She was a trained stenographer, an accomplished accompanist, excellent homemaker and appreciated Pastor's wife. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a resident of San Angelo since 1988.
Dorothy was married to Aaron Backus on March 21, 1936 in Bennett, WI . He preceded her in death on May 29, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son Kenneth Eugene Backus, two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include her children Joyce Madeline (Backus) Bogle and husband Larry of Waxahachie, JoAnn Dorothy (Backus) Wright and husband Jack of Mt. Vernon, WA. Roy Carl Backus and wife Ann of Morris, IL. and Jan Lynn (Backus) Graham and husband Mark of Wallingford, Conn.; 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and one brother Donald Thorssen.
Her life exemplified and she genuinely lived Proverbs 3:26 "She opened her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue was the law of kindness."
The family requests memorials be made to Immanuel Baptist Church.
Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at johnsons-funeralhome.com

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