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Katherine Elizabeth Back

September 30, 1966 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 53)


Katherine Elizabeth Back, 53, passed away August 29, 2020. She was visiting from her home in Corpus Christi, Texas when she unexpectedly fell ill. Her last act of love was as a caregiver to her daughter after shoulder surgery.

Katherine was born September 30, 1966 in Miami, Oklahoma to Kenneth Eugene Back and Patricia Ann Hobbs Back. She attended schools in Nampa, Idaho and then completed her schooling at BSU, Boise.

Katherine enjoyed the beach, camping, and being in the mountains. One of her greatest loves was playing with her grandkids and doing whatever they asked.

She is survived by her mother, Patricia Back of Nampa, Idaho; children, Steven (Gina) Wanzer of Corpus Christi, Texas; John (Crystal) Jennings of Burley, Idaho; and Heather (Jason) Reed of Burley, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; sister, Kim (James) Ward of Boise, Idaho; brother, Kevin (Debbie) Back of Nampa, Idaho; and many extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth “Buck” Back; and brother, Kenneth Back.

The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Kateesha and James Inglehart, Ciera and Dave Coleman, and Trish and Robert Studor for all their help when my mom got sick. And a special Thank you to Intermountain Health and Hospice for their attentive and compassionate care.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Katherine’s memorial webpage at





You never said I’m leaving

You never said goodbye

You were gone before we knew it

And only God knows why


In life I loved you dearly

In death I love you still

In my heart I hold a place

That only you can fill


It broke my heart to lose you

But you did not go alone

A part of me went with you

The day God took you home.

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