Death of Joan Backhus

Jerry and Joan

We were saddened to learn that Joan Backhus, wife of GCI pastor Gerald (Jerry) Backhus, died on September 10 at 10:00 PM. The couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 13.

Please pray for Jerry, their couple’s children Craig and Kym, their extended family, and for their church family at Living Hope Family Fellowship in Hillsdale, New Jersey.

Cards may be sent to:

Gerald P Backhus
501 Russell Ave
Wyckoff, NJ 07481-1708

5 thoughts on “Death of Joan Backhus”

  1. Dear Jerry and family,

    In this most painful time of loss and a feeling of emptyness do know that your Father in heaven will not forget you. In His ways he will provide.

    In Christ,
    Santiago and Elke

  2. Hello Jerry ~ I send my sincere condolences. Joan was dear to all who knew her and I know she will be greatly missed.
    Having traveled the same road you now find yourself on, may I humbly suggest you rejoice for the many years you had together ~ and the sure knowledge within you that Joan is now free from all earthly pains and sorrows.
    Stand strong in the faith, my friend.

  3. Dear Jerry
    Many condolences and prayers on behalf of myself and Manhattan Community Church. Joan was such a wonderful and Godly woman. She will be missed. May the Lord strengthen and uphold you in the coming days.

  4. Dear Jerry,
    Senior and I are saddened to hear of Joan’s death and we know that she will be greatly missed.
    We send our sincere condolences to you and your family. May our loving God strengthen and comfort you daily.


  5. May God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, keep you and your family held close in His loving arms during this time of loss – and always.
    In Christian Love
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama

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