BACKHERMS, Denise Elaine, 55, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 16, 2007. Born August 13, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia to James V. and Helen Mae (Combs) Backherms. Denise traveled the world as an Air Force Brat. She was renowned for her love of books and vintage movies. "Aunt Niecie" loved to spoil her nieces and nephews, she never forgot a birthday and she could always be counted on for strength and support through difficult times. Denise is survived by her brothers, Steve (Terri) of Elko, NV. Dave (Ellen) of Tucson, and Jeff (Jill) of Tucson, also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES DODGE CHAPEL, 1050 N. Dodge. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests any memorial be sent to Southern Arizona Humane Society, Casa de Los Ninos, or the charity of your choice in Memory of Denise.
Published by Arizona Daily Star on Dec. 23, 2007.