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                             BARBARA BACKUS          December 10, 2002
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BARBARA CAIRNS.  Born in Melrose, Mass.  On Jan 29, 1932,
she died peacefully on Dec 10, 2002 in Dallas.  She was 
the fifth child of Frank & Josephine Cairns.  She married 
in 1952 to Milo M. Backus of Chicago, Ill.

Happily married for over 50 years, they had five children.  
Son Stephen, who passed away in 1986; Daughter Colleen and 
spouse, Gary Nabhan of Dallas, parents of Katherine, 
Michelle & Emily; Daughter Marcia of Houston; Son Kurt 
and spouse Lisa of Atlanta, parents of Jeffrey, Stephan, 
& Austin; Daughter Kathleen, and spouse Kevin Priller of
Frisco, parents of Brittany & Tiffany.  A memorial 
service will be held Monday, Dec. 16th at 10:00 a.m. in 
the chapel at Sparkman Dickey Funeral Home, Trinity Mills 
at the North Dallas Tollway, Dallas, Texas.  In lieu of 
flowers, memorials may be directed to the Frisco 
Education Foundation, Care of Autism Special Education 
Fund, P.O. Box 567, Frisco, TX, 75034.
     
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