Selma Clark (a.k.a. George) Coupens, 87, passed away on Oct. 5, 2013 in Olympia, Wash. where she had been a resident since 2005.
On Oct. 13, 1925, Selma was born to Harold B. Clark and Ruth (Rice) Clark in Rensselaer and was the stepdaughter to William A. Keene. She was one of two children. She graduated from Wheatfield High School in 1943 and received a journalism degree from Indiana University.
She married Thomas B. Coupens on Nov. 27, 1954. Making Colorado Springs their home, together they had three children. She was a dedicated mother who actively participated and supported her children in their academic and sporting endeavors during their school years. Selma was known through 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.
Selma is survived by her two daughters, Hylie Jan (husband, Steven Pressey) of Olympia, and Cama Jo (husband, Kenneth Totura) of Castle Rock, Colo.; a 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; William Keene; brother, Robert Clark; and her uncle Howard B. "Lefty" Clark, a retired editor of the Rensselaer Republican.
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 Rensselaer Republican on Oct. 17, 2013