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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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.