Adeline Elaine Backman

Oct 8, 1923 – Jun 13, 2013

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Adeline Elaine Backman

Adeline Elaine Backman was born October 8, 1923 in Wilton, ND, and passed away June 13, 2013 in Renton, WA at the age of 89.  Adeline worked for the Renton School Dist. as a school lunch worker for over 20 years.  She loved collecting things and her latest adventure was collecting teddy bears.  Adeline is survived by her husband of 67 years, Leonard, two daughters, Donna Lombardi, and Cindy (Kevin) Sheely, grandson Darren (Michelle) Lombardi, granddaughter Kaylen Sheely, two great-grandsons, Brian, and Emory, and a great-granddaughter Ashlyn.  Adeline was preceded in death by her brother, two sisters, and her grandson Douglas.  Visitation Tuesday, June 18th  from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, with the Funeral Service Wednesday, June 19th  at 11:00am all at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188. 


Tracy Scott
Sumner, WA
Jun 19, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss Leonard. I remember first meeting you at a community meeting, in the Skyway bowling alley, when I was still in high school and how happy I was to find you and Adeline at the Church, when I came to work there as the nursery attendant. She was such a wonderful, sweet lady. You both always made me feel welcome and respected, even as a teenager.

Nick and Carol Talbert
Auburn, Wa
Jun 19, 2013

How sweet the memories we have of Adeline a wonderful woman with a heart of gold. She will be missed, she touched so many. Prayers and love to the family.....

Stacy Sapunar and Family
Maple Valley, Wa
Jun 18, 2013

Oh this picture of aunty Adeline is so great it's just like she always was with a great BIG smile on her face! She had a pool in her back yard when I was (much) younger and it used to be a treat when my mom would take my brother and I over to swim at her house. It had to be really hot for any of the older crew to get in, most of the time they would just sit on their porch and talk while we had fun. When my kids were young we used to enjoy taking her and my grandma to lunch and then to walk through Walmart. Just so we could be together, they loved each other, they loved the kids and oh how they loved Jesus and wanted to pass that on to all of us. I think they did a pretty good job of it!! Most of you know my grandma, Juanita. Adeline's sister died just a few short months ago. They were both in the same hospital the night before my grandma passed away. While they were each to weak to go to each others rooms we made it possible for them to just talk for a minute on the phone. I was with my grandma in that time and oh how she lit up to get to talk to her sister. She said oh I will see you tomorrow. She just loved her sister, as we have. Thank God for the promise of eternity!! For the promise to see them and to live with you in eternity.

Pam Ingo
Renton, WA
Jun 18, 2013

We have been truly blessed by having shared in some

precious moments with your wonderful family. Now she has

reached her reward and has quite a "Welcome Committee"

awaiting her, and the joy of looking ahead for that great

reunion of all of us.

I feel a special blessing in how each evening, for

many years, at a time we would designate, we would secretly send up a special prayer. I for her grandsons, Doug, Darren and she, our boys, Gods protection of their lives

May God comfort you at this time of feeling the great loss with His arms of love wrapped around each of you.

Ed, Barb & Kyle Nation
Renton, Wa
Jun 18, 2013

Uncle Leonard, Cindy and family. So sorry for your loss. God must of needed another angel. She is such a sweet lady and will be missed dearly.

God bless you and help you through this tough time.

Al & Carole Chance
Seattle, WA
Jun 17, 2013

We are reminded of Psalm 116:15, " Precious in the sight of The Lord is the death of one of His saints." Adeline was certainly one of His best! She taught us a great deal about being a Christian through her lifestyle. She, and her husband, Lenord, are wonderful examples of truly loving The Lord, and their fellow man. Can you imagine the love she now knows? Many thanks to the Backman's for the love they shared with us.

Donna=Durwood Smith
Burien, WA
Jun 17, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss; Adeline was such a sweet lady and always a blessing to everyone who knew her.

Burts Family
Atlanta, GA
Jun 17, 2013

We are very sorry to hear of your family's loss. Please accept our deepest condolences in this sad time. (Rev. 21:4)

Juanita Galloway (Washington)
Seattle, WA
Jun 16, 2013

To Leonard Backman, Donna Lombardi, Cindy & Kevin Sheely, my beloved friends from Skyway Church of God: I'm so saddened to hear that your beloved wife & mother is no longer on earth to bless you, the rest of your family, and all of the people that Adeline touched in her beautiful life. But, I am encouraged, as I know you are, that she is now with her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Willie, the boys, and I remember you all with love! May the good memories comfort you in the coming difficult days when you'll miss her so much!

Yvonne Bradford
Kent, Wa
Jun 16, 2013

Leonard, Cindy, Donna & extended family I'm praying that you will feel God's peace, love & grace at this especially difficult time. My dear friend Nita for sure is saying welcome Home dear sister. Praise God ! Love & hugs to each of you.

Carol Brummel
Enumclaw, WA
Jun 16, 2013

My mom Shirley Manske would always tell me the funny stories of her childhood with her cousin Adeline. I would like to extend my condolences to your family

Kim McHenry
Auburn, WA
Jun 15, 2013

Adeline was a wonderful, sweet lady! I will always remember her smile and kindness; she taught me by example how to be a loving friend, mother, and wife. She will be missed greatly! My thoughts and prayers are with Leonard and the rest of the family. God bless you all!

Jan Sangder
Seattle, WA
Jun 15, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold on to all the sweet times you had with her - you can never lose those memories. Love you.

Connie Miller
Renton, WA
Jun 15, 2013

My deepest sympathies to Adeline's family. I remember her from church. She, along with her husband, were some of the kindest and most caring people I have ever met. Although she will be missed here on earth, she is now celebrating joyously with our Lord.

Audrey Urion Sheely
Billings, MT
Jun 15, 2013

God,, the ever present help in time of need , is there with you - each one- and is holding you in His precious arms.

I rejoice because Adeline knew Him and loved Him and nowis safe in the arms of Jesus.

Theresa Valentine
corvallis, or
Jun 15, 2013

Cindy and family

I am do sorry for your loss. Your mother was so kind to me. Both at your home and at school. She always made sure I had extra food when I was on free lunch because my dad was laid off at Boeing and had gone back to school. I remember doing ceramics and meeting at your house before school and many stayovers. Blessings to you all and many happy memories. She will be with you every day.

I know my mom will have welcomed her to heaven.

Mary Ann Helton
Kent, Wa
Jun 15, 2013

I'm praying for you and your family that God would give you His peace and comfort.

Love and God Bless,

Mary Ann Helton

Louise Pasche
Fort Mill, SC
Jun 15, 2013

Adeline taught me to love. She taught me how a Christian woman should treat others and to be kind to everyone. I will miss her smile and laugh.

Koch, Gwendolyn
Des Moines, Wa
Jun 15, 2013

Dear Cindy,

Elizabeth, Rebekah & I from SCS all send our love, compassion & sypathy to you in the loss of your mother.

"Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His saints."

Carol DenAdel
Mesa , Az
Jun 14, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We Love you.

LaVonne Stearns
Pacific, WA
Jun 14, 2013

She was like a second Mother to me. I will miss her.

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