Ronald Duane Backer

Palm Springs, California

1922 - 2021 (Age 98)


Palm Springs, California


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Ronald Duane BackerRonald Duane Backer was born to Clarence Backer and Minnie Buls Backer on August 11, 1922 in Worthing, South Dakota. Growing up on the farm helped mold him into the well-rounded man of many talents that he was to become.In 1943, Ronald married South Dakota girl Mavis Thompson...

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Ron Backer left an invaluable gift to the Coachella Valley in his "story paintings" that told tales of the Bradshaw Road, the original Indian Wells well, early Palm Desert and the old Thermal schoolhouse. Watch for his reputation as an artist to soar in coming decades. He had a rare imagination and was kind to his fellow pilgrims. I'm wishing comfort to his sweet wife, Elie.