OBITUARY

Ida B. Backman

July 22, 1932October 11, 2020
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Ida B. Backman, 88, of Tigard, Oregon died Sunday, October 11, 2020, in the comfort of her home surrounded by loved ones. A private memorial service and entombment will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Finley Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Portland. The service will be live-streamed here: https://www.facebook.com/FinleySunsetHills/ due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a larger celebration of life being held at a later date and time when larger gatherings are permitted.

Ida was born July 22, 1932, in Mammoth, Utah, to Leonard and Vida Gonnuscio and raised in Centerville, Utah.

In 1949 she married her high school sweetheart, Samuel A. Backman, in Centerville and was married for 59 years until his passing in 2008. Together they raised three daughters and three sons. The family moved to Oregon, where she worked at the Wigwam, Intel, and Backman Insurance. They lived in the Beaverton-Hillsboro area for 35 years and retired in Ione in 1991. After her husband passed away, she moved back to the Tigard area in 2009.

Her favorite place on earth was the Oregon Coast where she could watch God's handiwork in the majestic waves and sunsets. She enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, reading, writing, poetry, baking, crossword puzzles, music, camping, fishing and hunting but was most passionate about her Christian faith, leaving her family an amazing legacy.

She is survived by daughters Cathy Roberts, Lori Fisher, Jennifer Martyn; sons Michael, Wally and Paul Backman; brothers Sonny, James, and Jerry Gonnuscio; sister Vida Del Rean Gonnuscio; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and her faithful companion "Sammy".

Her children and grandchildren were the "apple of her eye" and her pride and joy. She had a heart after God and loved giving to a variety of charitable organizations.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Services

  • Funeral Ceremony

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Courteney Fisher

October 24, 2020

My best friend, my nanny, my everything. I miss you more than words can say but everywhere I look I am reminded of you. I remember asking you how I could ever live without you, you told me to just look up and you’d be right there. You’re my angel, my reason, my why. You have taught me more than my words can ever express. Because of you I have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that loves so hard it could nearly burst, and a soul that never loses faith.

Lindsey Fisher

October 24, 2020

I love you more than anything Nanny. You were, and always will be, the light of my life, my heart and soul. Thank you for filling my life with never ending love and happiness. I love you forever and ever. Give Papa and Max the biggest hugs and kisses from me. Love, LuLu

Lori Backman-Fisher

October 20, 2020

Mom, we miss you and your smile, laughter, and hugs so much! You were the most amazing, strong woman I have ever known and I’m so lucky to have had you as my “mama”....the girls were beyond blessed to have such an amazing “nanny” and the relationship you shared with our girls was beyond a blessing!!! You were the light of their lives and ours and we miss you so terribly! It won’t be the same without you, but we know you’re in heaven and together again with dad! We love you to infinity and beyond mama! 💞🙏🏻♾❌⭕️

Robert Gates

October 17, 2020

Ida I have missed you ever since you moved back to be near your family. I thank you for being such a good friend and always being so sweet and kind to me. Heaven gained an angel with you Ida.

Shannon Harrigan

October 17, 2020

I remember Ida as a dear person; a loving mother, daughter and sister. We lost touch over the years but Ida, her sisters Dixie and Delrean, were once truly dear to me.

My condolences to Ida's children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and brothers Jerry, Jim and sister Delrean. May Ida's dearness live on forever in your hearts.

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