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Zephere Edward Couture

July 20, 1928 ~ September 1, 2017 (age 89)

Zephere Edward Couture born July 20, 1928 in Pontiac Michigan to Zephere Elzior Couture and Olga Jeanne Fechan.  Raised in Alpena Michigan Zephere enjoyed the freat outdoors and hiding from his five sisters and one brother.  The is of French origin that is traced to the French colonization of Canada.

Zephere joined the Air Force at the age of sixteen and served eleven years including serving in the Korean War.  After the military, construction became his chosen field.  Zeph was known for his cement work as well as his welding.  Zephere's welding talent is visible as the entry to the city park in Ephraim, Utah. 

In 1961 Zephere married Darlene forest Plyer and her two small children, Walter Glenwood Plyer Jr. and Lynne Darlene Plyer.  Shortly after, their family grew to include daughter Janine Michelle Couture and son Peter Zephere Couture. Zephere and Darlene were married 46 years when the Lord called Darlene home. 

Zephere's tireless volunteer work with hospice led him to meet his surviving wife DeeAnn VanEps Couture.  Zephere and DeeAnn were blessed with five glorious years before the Lord called Zephere home.

As well as those mentioned, Zephere is survived by three sisters, five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Ephraim 1st Ward building located at 450 N. 200 W. Ephraim, UT. 

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
September 16, 2017

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Ephraim 1st Ward
450 N. 200 W.
Ephraim, UT 84627

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