Alice L. Backes, 89, of Nevada, Mo., formerly of Aurora, Colo., died Jan. 15, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 21, 1914, in Bellwood, Neb., to Samuel and Versa Brandenburg McBeth. On July 16, 1946, she married Leland Backes in Columbus, Neb., and he preceded her in death in November 1978.
Mrs. Backes was employed as a waitress until her retirement. She served as an election judge in Aurora, Colo., for many years.
She is survived by a daughter, Versa Agee, Blue Springs, Mo.; one grandson and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m., at the Horan and McConaty Funeral Home in Denver, Colo. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel.