Patricia C Coupens
June 8, 1924-July 22, 2019
Patricia was born June 8, 1924, in Platte Center, to Peter and Margaret Noonan. She grew up on a farm near Cornlea, and went to school in Platte Center until her parents moved to Columbus, where she graduated from St. Bonaventure Catholic High School in 1942. While there, she met her late husband, Jerome Coupens, and they were married in August 1945 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, and were married for 62 years. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the time, he had been transferred to Seattle Washington and upon his discharge from the U.S. Navy, they decided to make Seattle their home.
Patricia and Jerry were active in square dancing and were members of the Bucks and Does Square Dance Club for 37 years. Patricia retired in 1987 from Sundstrand Data Control, where she was employed for 29 years. Patricia was also member of Assumption Catholic Church in Seattle for 67 years until her move to an independent retirement home in Mesa, Arizona, in 2016 to be near her daughter and son-in-law, and her grandson and his family.
Patricia is survived by her daughter, Sharon and her husband Dennis Olsen; grandchildren: Kristian Johnson and his wife Sonja, Dennis Olsen Jr. and his wife Anita, William Olsen; great-grandchildren: Summer Kelly and Riley Johnson; and her great-great-grandchild, Very Lynn Upshaw.