Selma "George" Coupens Selma C. (ak.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 George was born to Harold B. Clark and Ruth (Rice) Clark in Rensselaer, Indiana; she was one of two children. She 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 was known her association with many philanthropic and Civic organizations in the Colorado Springs community. Professionally she worked in medical field for 23 years and upon retirement volunteered at Penrose Main Hospital in the pharmacy for 20 years. She will be dearly missed by those who lives she touched. George is survived by her two daughters: Hylie Jan (Steven Pressey) of Olympia, Washington and daughter Cama Jo (Kenneth Totura) of Castle Rock, Colorado and son, Clark Coupens (Debbie) of Colorado Springs; four grandchildren: Kelsey, Gannon and Tia Totura, and Callie Coupens, in addition to numerous friends. 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. Steve and Hylie Jan Pressey extend their gratitude for the love and compassionate care George received by past and present staff members at Garden Courte Memory Care Facility in Olympia, WA.
Published in The Olympian on Oct. 13, 2013