Hilda J. (Jardin) Backus died on Tuesday, August 29 at her home in Vineyard Haven. She was 91.

She was predeceased by her husband, Rodman F. (Rod) Backus Jr. in June 2006. She was the mother of Rodman F. Backus 3rd, Carol J. Osborn, Patricia M. Chaudhuri and Rhonda F. Backus, all of Vineyard Haven. She was also the sister of Emily Scott, Flora Coutinho, and Tommy and Manny Jardin.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs. Her graveside service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery on State Road in Vineyard Haven, officiated by Rev. Michael Nagle. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette.