Selma C. Coupens

  • "George, I never knew you but for a very short time in 1974..."
    - Bobby Grainger
  • "Selma, I will NEVER stop remembering what a God send you..."
  • "George, Christmas has passed and we are into the New Year...."
    - Steve
  • "Grandma-still sad you were so abruptly taken away--your..."
    - Callie
  • "George,you were a Grand Lady in my books. I want to thank..."
    - Allan

Selma C. (a.k.a. George) Coupens, 87, passed away on October 5, 2013 in Olympia, Washington where she had been a resident since 2005.

On October 13, 1925 Selma was born to Harold B. Clark and Ruth (Rice) Clark in Rensselaer, Indiana; she was one of two children. Selma received her Journalism degree from Indiana University. She married Thomas B. Coupens on November 27, 1954 making Colorado Springs their home, together they had three children. George was a dedicated mother who actively participated and supported her children in their academic and sporting endeavors during their school years.

George is known for her association with many philanthropic and Civic organizations ( Epsilion Sigma Alpha Sorority, Elks Wives Club, El Paso County Kidney Foundation, March of Dimes, Deaf and Blind School, Republican Party, American Cancer Society, and Special Olympics) in the Colorado Springs community. Through her perseverance, ingenuity and imagination she truly loved being active in these organizations achieving successful conclusion on their projects. George was an avid supporter for Pikes Peak Humane Society. Professionally she worked in the Medical field 23 years and upon retirement volunteered at Penrose Main Hospital for 20 years.

She will be dearly missed by those whose lives she touched. George is survived by her two daughters: Hylie Jan (husband Steven Pressey) of Olympia, Washington and daughter Cama Jo (husband Kenneth Totura) of Castle Rock, Colorado and son, Clark Coupens (wife Debbie) of Colorado Springs; four grandchildren: Kelsey, Gannon and Tia Totura, and Callie Coupens, in addition to numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and husband.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Colorado Springs next Spring.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Pikes Peak Humane Society, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

Published in The Gazette on Oct. 10, 2013
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