Oklahoma City – Beverly Jo Couch was born August 29, 1950 in Enid to Leland and Glennes Dague Couch and passed from this life on August 28, 2016 following a lengthy illness.
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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, California 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 had 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, Kansas, Natalie Kerr, husband and children of Derby, Kansas, Emily Ann Williams, husband and children of Broken Arrow, Trent Turner, wife and daughter of Bartlesville, Cheryl Couch of Mulvane, Kansas, Kyle and Kimberley Couch of Wichita, Kansas, Dylan Couch, wife and children of Mission, Kansas, Emily Lundblum, husband and children of Mulvane, Kansas, Alayna Cobb Kempf, husband and children of Derby, Kansas; an aunt, Gail Couch Cobb of Mulvane, Kansas; a host of her close and much loved Tuxhorn cousins and many long time best friends.
Funeral service for Beverly will be Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Helena First Christian Church with burial in Good Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena.
Viewing will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. 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.
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I was shocked & saddened to read of Beverly\'s passing. I worked in the Enid SWBT office in the 70\'s & Beverly was very kind & helpful in her duties there. Sending my prayers & sympathy to her family & friends.
Sorry to hear this news. Beverly was as good as they come. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
I am saying my final good-bye to my boss, mentor and friend, after a long hard fight. Your wisdom and guidance will be missed my friend. I am so glad that Bev is no longer in pain or suffering. May the Lord watch over you always as you are now in heaven with you family and friends who has passed before you.
Remember Beverly from Enid days and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. So sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers for her family and friends.
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