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Jewel F. Backus

Chase Mills- Jewel F. Backus (Worden) 77, formerly of Central Square, New York died peacefully Thursday, August 22, 2019 surrounded by her family at the Massena Memorial Hospital.

She was born on December 22, 1941 in Ogdensburg, New York to the late Elmer John & Dorothy Elizabeth Prey Worden.  She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy.  She married Roger F. Backus in 1964.

Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 12:00pm-2:00pm at the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home Inc., located at 324 New York Avenue in Ogdensburg, NY 13669.  A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm in the Chapel of the Funeral Home with Pastor, Dianne Hutchinson, from the Norfolk Wesleyan Church. Burial service will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11:00am in the White Church Cemetery in Lisbon, New York.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Roger F. Backus, Chase Mills; a son, Matthew E. Backus, Central Square, NY; two daughters, Tammy L. (John) Aragona, West Monroe, NY; and Nicole A. (Charles) Congdon, Brewerton, NY; and several grandchildren, Kristen, Joshua, Jenna (Aragona), Keith, Alexander, Jacob (Congdon).  She is also survived by two sisters, and one brother. 

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  Donations in her memory can be sent to the Norfolk Wesleyan Church, 33 W. Main Street, Norfolk, NY 13667. Online condolences in her memory can be made to: www.laruepitcherfuneralhome.com


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Ann and Gary Bush - Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your wife.

Ann and Gary BUsh Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

Roger, Matt. Tammy and Nicole - I am so sorry to hear of Jewel's passing. Unfortunately we will.not be able to attend her service but you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, Jewel. God Bless

Sharon, Valerie and Scott McNally Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

An INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was ordered on August 24, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

Roger, sorry for your loss. We haven't seen you and Jewel in a while We moved to Fowler NY in former Fowler School, now Senior apts.

Janet Nicol Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Jewel's passing. She was one of our very special Aunts growing up. My sympathy and love to you, Uncle Roger and Matt, Tammy, and Nicole.

Lynn Shoen Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Tammy and Jenna are dear to my heart. We would speak of your love and faith often. May God bless and comfort you.

Karen White Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM

A Table Basket was ordered on August 23, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM

I was very saddened to hear about Aunt Jewel. My thoughts are with you, Uncle Roger, Matt, Tammy & Nicole.

Jason Worden Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM