Edward Ed Arthur Couture, 77, of Orange, passed away at his home September 17, 2012. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012, at First United Pentecostal Church in Orange, with Pastor Gary P. Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Mr. Couture was born October 17, 1934, in Manchester, NH, to Arthur Rock and Bernice (Cushion) Couture. He served and retired from the United States Navy after 21 years of service. After retirement, he became a locksmith and he later owned and operated Ed's Locksmith for 25 years. Mr. Couture was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Velma (Waldrep) Couture of Orange; daughters, Beverly Couture of Houston, Dr. Susan Couture of Galveston, and Wanda Mock and husband, Tim of Beaumont; and son, Steven Couture of Orange. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren; sisters, Irene Sullivan, Claire Puglisa, both of New Hampshire, and DeAnna Sweet of Georgia; and brother, Alden Couture of New Hampshire.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 20, 2012