Glen Robert “Bob” Backus

June 17, 1934 ~ June 20, 2020


June 25, 2020
10:00 AM
4335 W 4100 S West Valley, Utah

Glen Robert “Bob” Backus, 86, of Riverton Utah, died June 20, 2020 from Leukemia.

He was born on June 17, 1934 to Glen William and Beatrice Backus in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Beth Faucett on September 5, 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Bob was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served as a bishop and a temple worker. He was an Air Force veteran and worked for the Air Force as a civilian until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, fishing, spending time in the temple, watching sports, and having the best-looking yard in the neighborhood.

Bob is survived by his wife, Beth, son Lee (Michelle), daughter Lori Clawson (Terry), daughter Kris Andersen (Donnie), twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and brother Lyn Potter (Teresa). He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Tom.

Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 am at Valley View Cemetery at 4335 W 4100 S in West Valley, Utah.


Beth, I am so sorry to hear about Bishop Backus, he was such a special man. When you and I would get together to do Relief Society work he was so kind and helpful. I loved his example to all who he came in contact with, and he always had such a big smile. Take care of yourself and your children. Love you very much and miss you. Phyllis Patterson

- Phyllis Patterson
Bob is an amazing man. What I remember most is his contagious smile. He was always happy and looked forward to greeting everybody. A soft spoken kind and amazing example of a disciple of Jesus Christ. We'll miss you Brother, That will look forward to seeing you again.

- Shad Vick Family
Beth so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Kathleen and I enjoyed being in the Decker Ward when he was bishop. We think of you often and wonder how you are doing.

- Debrah Putnam
All my LOVE to your family left behind, My neighbor and friend And former Bishop. His kindness was a shining beacon for everyone. Thank you Bob, for the love you had for your neighbors.

- Rheta Spencer Martinez
I enjoyed my association with Bishop Backus. He was thoughtful and caring, a good man. Please find peace in knowing he knew the Father's Plan for him and has embraced that plan.

- Ellis Wood
Dear Miss McBeth! So sorry for your loss! May the Lord be with you and comfort you at this time. We love you and my prayers are with you and your family!

- Sandra Brown
Kris, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Sending love your way... Your friend, Marsha

- marsha christensen