November 7, 1929 – October 26, 2019
LeeOra Couch, 89, passed away on October 26, 2019. She was born on November 7, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois to Britton S. and Mabel Leavitt. LeeOra dedicated her life to teaching primary grades in the Fort Worth ISD for over 30 years, positively impacting thousands of children. She graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas Christian University (BA) and Texas Wesleyan University (MEd). She enjoyed cooking, entertaining and travel and served her church as a Presbyterian Elder. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Donald D. Couch. LeeOra is survived by her son Kent Couch and his wife Becky, her daughter Donna Hogard and her husband Chuck; grandchildren Leah Collum-Galatas and her husband George, Lacy Collum, Jeffrey Couch and his wife Whitney, Erin Couch; and great-grandsons Tyler Couch and Parker Couch. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider PhasedIn, a new transitional living program in Arlington for foster youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Gifts can be sent to PhasedIn, PO Box 3647, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-0647, http://PhasedIn.org/donate. Visitation will be held at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home, 7301 E Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76112 at 1:00 on Friday, November 1. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 in Rose Hill Cemetery.
- Visitation Friday, November 1, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, November 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
Mrs. Couch was one of my most favorite Teachers. She took over as Substitute Third Grade Treacher in the Fall, then finished out the year. She was one of the few Teachers, that I felt took an interest in me learning what she had to teach.
I was even more impressed with her when I learned she was the mother of my Patrol Leader (Boy Scout Troop 179), Kent. I remember her taking a car full of Scouts out to look for Edible Plants on a Friday Afternoon so that we could learn about the plants and pass our Second Class Requirements.
Mrs. Couch was a Sweet Dear Lady.