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POQUOSON - Joyce Backman, 86 , formerly of Ilion, NY, entered into eternal rest Monday, May 27, 2013 in Virginia after a lifelong and courageous battle with innumerable illnesses. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Backman; three children, Roy Backman, Jon Backman Jr., and Sharon LeRolland; and her granddaughter, Erica Backman. Left behind to mourn her loss are her daughters, Judy Matteson of Boise, ID, Linda Wood and husband, Victor of Greenville, NC, and June Keddell and husband, Paul of Poquoson; a son, Gary Backman and wife, Ellen of Ovid, NY; twenty grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She retired from Mohawk Data Sciences to spend quality time with family. She was honored by San Joquin Hospital in California for 10,000 volunteer hours. She will be forever missed by people from coast to coast for her generosity and compassion, her humor, and endless supply of one liners from yesteryear. The family will receive friends Friday, 6:30-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the Keddell residence. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Saturday, 11:00 AM, at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, Tabb, by Father Charles J. Faul. Burial will be at a later date in New York. Memorial contributions may be made to the , 5101 Cleveland St., Virginia Beach, 23462. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press on May 30, 2013
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