In loving memory of our son, father, brother, fiancé and friend
Carl Backstrom
October 19, 1973 – October 26, 2008

Thank you, thank you , thank you to everyone. For all the memories shared, donations and words of comfort, please know each is truly appreciated by Carl's family. It means so much to us to know how many people loved and respected Carl. Many of you expressed such beautiful memories and words of comfort that we truly understand why Carl enjoyed his work so much. On behalf of Carl's daughter, Destany, and our family we would like to thank you for the generous donation made. Please know that the funds are set aside to send Destany to college to ensure she has the future Carl dreamed for her.

Carl truly enjoyed his work and interacting with so many people. He loved problem solving and figuring out new and interesting solutions. Many a time he would share with us what he was working on, especially when he helped someone with their application or was able to change code from 8 lines to 3. Most of the time we would smile and nod even if we didn't have a clue to what he was talking about. We knew his job wasn't work to him but a chance to help people and solve a problem. It is wonderful to hear from his Internet family since we saw the hours he put in (even if we were encouraging him to get off the computer to come play). We saw how hard he worked and how much of himself he put into everything he did.

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln

Donations to Carl's Memorial Fund can be made several ways:
Domestic wire transfers
Account Number 152460903
Citibank ABA Number 322271724
International wire transfers SWIFT Code: CITI US 33