Dylan Garrett Backman: On to a beautiful place
His love and respect and honor towards his family was relentless. He is survived by his adoring mother Jyl Backman, his proud father Eric Backman, his adoring youngest brother Dakota Backman who always looked up to him, and by his devoted “Papa” Victor Ferguson.
Dylan’s “Angel” brother Dallas ... took Dylan’s hand and led him to heaven peacefully on February 8th, 2017 in El Segundo, California. He is also with his “Angel” grandma Gail Ferguson.
Dylan was born November 2, 1991. He grew up in Woodinville, Wash. He attended Evergreen Academy, Cedar Park Christian School, and graduated from Chrysalis School.
Being the intelligent young man he was Dylan was very proud of earning the President’s Award for Academic Achievement from Cedar Park Christian School. This is a very prestigious honor.
He competed nationally in gymnastics for many years with his brothers Dallas and Dakota a sport he loved. His most treasured friends and memories come from gymnastics and his coach who fostered that bond amongst the boys that still carries on.
Dylan experienced living in several exciting places in his young life including Mammoth, California where he worked on the mountain and enjoyed the outdoors.
When Dylan moved to Utah with Dallas he was lucky enough to become a lift operator at Solitude Mountain Resort. They got to enjoy what they loved every day racing each other down the mountain together and enjoying the beauty of the mountain and snow.
His latest home was El Segundo, California where he worked and was thrilled to live “the beach life” since he loved the sun, sand and the variety of people there. I have received so many amazing accolades from his peers who shared the last six months with him and learned so much from his encouragement and strength.
One of his fondest and cherished memories was the trip Dylan and Dallas took together camping, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.
Dylan was wise. He kept it “real” by helping others in his new life. It makes me so proud he made an impact on so many people’s lives in a short period of time in Utah and California.
Everyone loved his charismatic attitude, his wit and his humor. Dylan was just Dylan: always clowning around and making everyone laugh. He lived his life for his family and he was a genuine friend to all those who knew him.
A Celebration of Dylan’s life with his friends and family will be on Thursday, March 16, 2016 at 6PM at Overlake Christian Church, Redmond, Washington.
There is s Facebook page with more information: Dylan-Backman-Remembered.