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Information for Myrtle Merton Backsen
12 March, 1889 - May, 1976
From the Idaho Press - Tribune,
dated 24 May, 1976
Contributed by Delilah Barnard


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Myrtle Backsen

    NAMPA - Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Merton Backsen, 87, of Alameda, Calif., formerly of Nampa, who died Friday in an Alameda hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, with Kenneth Beckman, pastor of the Boise Church of Christ, officiating.  Graveside rites will be conducted by Unity Rebekah Lodge No. 8 of Boise.  The cortege will leave the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa, at 1:45 p.m.
     Mrs. Backsen was born March 12, 1889 at Avoca, Iowa.  She was married to Frederick Hans Backsen March 12, 1911 at Avoca.  They resided in Mowbridge, S.D., where Mr. Backsen operated a grocery store and also ranched.  They moved to Nampa in 1935, where they continued in the cattle business until 1958.  Mr. Backsen preceded her in death April 24, 1961.  Mrs. Backsen was a member of Moses Lake, Wash. Presbyterian Church.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star, and the Rebekah Lodge.