Gordon L. Couchman, 1936 ~ 2009

Delta resident, Gordon L. Couchman, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta, Colo. He was 73 years of age.

A celebration of life will be held at Old City Park on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. in Moab. Please bring a dish for pot luck and join the family.

Gordon L. Couchman was born to Lou Couchman and Margaret A. Murphy on July 25, 1936 in Bedrock, Colo. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Paradox, Colo. and Moab. At the age of 8, Gordon moved to Moab, where he was raised by his aunt and uncle Jack and Mary Pogue.

Gordon, a cowboy, enjoyed cat fishing, watching John Wayne movies, and scratching lottery tickets. More importantly, he loved spending time with his extended family and close friends.

Gordon is survived by four sisters, Marylou Patterson of Laytonville, Calif., Bertha Messano of Delta, Colo., Frankie Morrison of Casper, Wyo., and Louann Johnson of Moab. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Gordon was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Hewlett, Edna Bruncker, and Grace Cleaveland; one brother, George Pogue; and his parents, Lou and Margaret Couchman.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice. com.