Jerry Dee Couch


Jerry Dee Couch passed away on May, 21 2018 in Roseburg, Oregon.  He was born June 11, 1936 on a family farm near Powhattan, Kansas to Beauford Leon Couch and Myrta Beatrice (Hewitt).  He had 3 older brothers, Neal, Afton, and Hugh who fought in WWII, while Jerry as the youngest helped manage the farm.

Jerry graduated out of a class of ten from Powhattan High School in 1954.  He attended Baker University where he met and married Vicki Sheldon. He received his Bachelors in Education at Wichita State University, his Masters Degree at Emporia State University and his Doctorate at the University of Arkansas.

In 1971 the Couch family moved from Kansas to Oregon where Jerry became vice principal at Douglas High School.  In 1976, he moved to Cottage Grove where he spent the rest of his career in various administrative positions.  Jerry moved back to Roseburg in 2013 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Jerry loved the outdoors and spent many days camping and hunting with his family.  Jerry is survived by his children, Dan (Joanne) Couch, Les (Linda) Couch, Christy Spencer and his grandchildren Rebecca, Joshua, Caleb, David, Michael, and Cidney.

An open house memorial service is planned for June 23 at Dan & Joanne Couch's home in Roseburg from 1 to 4 with story telling starting at 2:00 pm.  Please RSVP by June 20th at [email protected]

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