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Dorothy Westbrook Couch was called home to be with the Lord on September 15, 2022 at age 97. Dorothy was born on November 16, 1924, in Winfield, Alabama to the late Hester Ward Westbrook and the late Lether Greene Westbrook. Dorothy attended elementary, junior high, and high school in Winfield. She actually met her future husband Robert in third grade on the school bus. It was love at first sight for him. It took a while for her. After graduating from Winfield High School, Dorothy relocated to Birmingham to begin a career, first in retail and later in business administration at Bechtel-McCone Aircraft Modification Center as World War II began. Dorothy and Robert married in 1943, just prior to his shipping out to the Pacific Theater for two years. After the war Dorothy and Robert raised three boys to adulthood, moving from Birmingham to Jasper, Montgomery and Northport, Alabama for Robert's career. Dorothy was an accomplished homemaker, loving wife, harried mother of three boys, and still found time for music, art, ceramics, and flower gardening. Travels in the American West, especially New Mexico and Arizona, inspired her artistic creativity. Many of her landscape and still life paintings reflect the special feel of those places. Dorothy was a Charter Member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, a member of First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a long-time member of Huffman Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. She was active in Sunday school, senior choirs and many projects with her church friends. Dorothy was also a long-time “Candy Stripe Girl,” a volunteer group of seamstresses at what is now Saint Vincent’s Hospital East that made comfort pillows for heart surgery patients. Dorothy had a long life full of love for her family, her friends, her community and her Lord. Dorothy is survived by her three sons, Robert L. Couch, Jr. (Kay); Michael A. Couch (Karen); Kenneth W. Couch (Carol); by her four grandchildren Leigh K. Kennedy (Patrick); Noel B. Couch (Ashley); Amiee Couch; Kimberly Chance (Jim); and by her ten great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Leila, Audrey, Quinn and Nora Couch; Blue and Jordan Kennedy; Harlee, Shiloh and Rhys Chance. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Robert L. Couch Sr.; her sister Lynn W. Bell; and her brother Howard W. Westbrook. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9 AM to 10 AM at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow at 10 AM in the chapel. The interment will be at 3:30 PM at Winfield City Cemetery in Winfield, AL.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:00 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Starts at 10:00am
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