Earl Eugene Backus1928 ~ 2012The journey on earth, for Earl Eugene Backus, ended on Wednesday February 1, 2012. The ravages of Parkinson's Disease robbed a quality of life and happiness from his being. The beginning of Earl's life on earth began at the home of his parents, Elmer Eugene and Gertrude Violet Cordner Backus, on October 31, 1928. The process of growing-up on a fruit farm taught him the value of work, integrity, honesty and dependability. Is it any wonder that with this foundation he learned to appreciate all the things that grow and the beauties of the earth? Earl grew in stature and in the gospel. He was diligent and faithful in all of his callings with a love and willingness to serve our Heavenly Father. Preceded in death by his parents, brother, D.O. (Nita Doman) Backus; his brother-in-law, Remo Pyne; and his sister-in-law, JuLane Goodrich. Survived by his wife, Anna Jean Duncan Backus; children, Carol (LaMar) Beardall; Gail (Richard) Tolley; Kathryn Palmer; Duncan (Meg Yu-Chiao Kuo)Backus; siblings, Gary (Joyce Gillman) Backus; LaRae (DeLoy) Slack; Gerene Pyne; Richard (Judy Pyne) Backus; Delano (Mary Bishop) Backus; Russel (Margaret Elmer) Backus; 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Orem Cascade 1st Ward Chapel (481 E. Center St.). Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Moroni LDS Stake Center (80 North Center) in Moroni, UT and Tuesday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolence: www.rasmussenmortuary.com