In Memory

Mary Bishop (Backus)

Mary Bishop (Backus)

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 Mary's Beauty College in Provo. She worked various jobs in Orem from 1960 to 1967 at the Scera, the drive-in movie theater, the Hi-Spot, Naomi's Beauty Salon and Grants department store as a cook. In Moab, she babysat children from 1979 to 1987 then worked 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 to May 2008. Mary is survived by her husband, Delano Backus; five children; Jon Backus, LaMont Backus, Kathryn (Shaun) Christensen, Brian (Kelsie) Backus, and Elizabeth (Jared) Shumway; many grandchildren; four siblings; Anita (Michael) Thorpe, Joyce (Edward) Short, Ken Bishop, and Paul (Pamela) Bishop.



 
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11/21/13 11:58 AM #1    

Michael Dimick

She was more than beautiful inside and out.


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