Virginia Ruth Anderson Backlund, 86

Virginia Ruth Anderson Backlund, of Irmo, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the age of 86.

She was born in Duluth, Minn. on July 26, 1927 and was preceded in death by her parents, Axel and Edith; brother, Leonard; and sisters, Katherine Buan, Harriet Johnson and Ruby.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Vernon; sons, Dale, Gary and Mark; grandson, Eric; and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at noon Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo Chapel with funeral service beginning at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Dr, Columbia, SC 29210.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home.


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