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Alfalfa County, Oklahoma

Beverly Jo Couch
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Glenn

© Enid News and Eagle

Beverly Jo Couch was born August 29, 1950, in Enid, to Leland and Glennes Dague Couch, and passed from this life on Sunday, August 28, 2016, following a lengthy illness.

She grew up in Helena, where she was active in school sports, was a member of the Helena Rainbow Girls, serving as Worthy Advisor and was a member of the Helena Christian Church where she was baptized at the age of twelve. She graduated from Helena High School in 1968, and attended Northwestern State in Alva for one year, transferring to her beloved Oklahoma State University, where she graduated in 1972 with a BS in Business Administration. Upon graduation she worked for Cohen and Pluess Law Firm in Oklahoma City, and began her telecommunications career with Southwestern Bell in Enid in 1973. She also worked for Southwestern Bell in Shawnee and Oklahoma City and for AT&T Information Systems and AT&T Network Systems, retiring from Lucent Technologies in 2001. She then worked for Celestica, Inc. in Oklahoma City and Toronto, Calif., and for Computer Systems Designer's as a program analyst at the FAA in Oklahoma City, retiring in 2011. Beverly was active in the American Business Women's Association Al-Lu-We Chapter since 1983, serving as President and was elected Woman of the Year and Business Associate of the year.

She enjoyed numerous trips through the country, attending National Conventions. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and volunteered at numerous fundraising events and charities in Oklahoma City.

Beverly was an avid Oklahoma State Cowboy football and basketball fan, as well as a Lifetime Member of the OSU Alumni Association. She was proud that she and her Couch cousins still farmed the Larkin Couch Homestead northeast of Helena, that their great-grandfather homesteaded during the Cherokee Strip Land Run in 1893. She was also a member of the Helena Historical Society and loved her BUNCO Bunch.

Her parents, Leland "Gus" and Glennes Dague Couch; grandparents, Glenn and Esther Tuxhorn Dague; Iro and Hazel Couch; uncle, Lyle Couch and her great-aunts, Fern Tuxhorn Heck and Irene Stagner, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her sister, Pamela Couch Hightower, of Disney; cousins, Rhonda and Ron Turner, of Derby, Kan.; Natalie Kerr, husband, and children, of Derby, Kan.; Emily Ann Williams, husband, and children, of Broken Arrow; Trent Turner, wife, and daughter, of Bartlesville; Cheryl Couch, of Mulvane, Kan.; Kyle and Kimberley Couch of Wichita, Kan.; Dylan Couch, wife, and children, of Mission, Kan.; Emily Lundblum, husband, and children, of Mulvane, Kan.; Alayna Cobb Kempf, husband, and children, of Derby, Kan.; aunt, Gail Couch Cobb, of Mulvane, Kan.; a host of her close and much loved Tuxhorn cousins, and many long time best friends.

The funeral service for Beverly is 1 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Helena First Christian Church, with burial in Good Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena. Viewing is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2015. www.lanmanmemorials.com.

Memorials may be made to Helena First Christian Church, or Oklahoma Medical Research, Chron's and Breast Cancer Research, through the funeral home.

C Surnames - Good Hope Cemetery
Alfalfa County

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