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Annette Louise Couch, age 58, of College Station went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 21, 2012. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Christ United Methodist Church, 4201 State Highway 6 South, College Station, TX 77845 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Jerry House officiating.
Annette was born Nov. 3, 1953, in Big Spring, Texas, Howard County, to John and Lennis Phipps Couch and grew up on the family ranch. She attended Gay Hill Elementary School and graduated from Borden County High School in Gail, Texas, in 1972. She continued her education with a bachelorâ€™s degree in communications from West Texas A&M University.
As a youth, Annette was a 10-year Howard County 4-H member, taking advantage of the many opportunities and skills taught by her volunteer leaders and county agents, and she served as a local club officer. She was honored to represent her county and district at the Texas 4-H Round-Up for four years and she represented Texas at National 4-H Congress in 1972.
Working in communication and customer services at the Spearman radio station, Texas Instruments, at the Lubbock, Temple and Dallas offices, was a natural fit for her interest in technology and people. Her ability to work through complicated issues with patience and encouragement was appreciated by all those she helped. After a 27-year career with Texas Instruments, she retired briefly and continued managing the family ranch before starting anew with Comp USA, Verizon, the Dallas Symphony and Maximus.
Growing up in rural West Texas, Annette saw the need to be a contributor to her community. She was a lifelong volunteer for the Red Cross and responded when needed to assist and support families that had been displaced from their homes due to disasters. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the 50+ Sunday School Class.
Because of her experience in working with the Dallas Symphony, she was active as a member of the Big Spring Symphony Guild and served on several committees. She was a strong patron of the arts for her community and enjoyed traveling the world with her sister and friends.
An avid movie buff, Annette was the Wikipedia of knowledge when it came to movies and actors. She was the â€śfinal sourceâ€ť on anything related to movies. She enjoyed going to the movies throughout her lifetime and being the trivia winner whenever asked about specifics.
Annette and her sister, Martha, have been season ticket holders for the Dallas Cowboys for 29 years. She was a fan since the Ice Bowl of 1969 and her loyalty never faltered, taking the highs and lows in stride. It was both her passion and her enjoyment.
Domino and Cydney, Annetteâ€™s cats, will miss her greatly. She enjoyed their company, energy and entertainment.
She is survived by her loving sister, Martha Couch of College Station; and her many friends and loved ones who cared so much for her.
Annette was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lennis Couch; her grandparents, Enoch and Fleta Phipps and GJ and Josie Couch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Annetteâ€™s name to The Texas 4-H and Youth Development, 4180 State Highway 6 South, College Station, TX 77845, attention Toby Lepley.