|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1932|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 2009|
San Bernardino County
Mr. Couzens died at home January 4, 2009, of multiple sclerosis. He was 76 years old.
The son of Arthur James Couzens and Winifred L. Lyndon Couzens, he was born in San Fernando, Oct 23, 1932.
Mr. Couzens earned his pilot's license at the age of 17 and loved flying.
He wed his high school sweetheart, Twila Gehre, in 1952 and they were married 56 years.
Mr. Couzens served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and was discharged in 1954.
Coming to Yucca Valley in 1964, he became active in the local search and rescue team and joined the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department as a deputy in 1968. Mr. Couzens was stationed in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley, but had to retire in 1977 due to an injury.
A member of Evangelical Free Church for 45 years, he sang in the choir, served on many committees, designed and ran the sound system, was business administrator at one time and did the bookkeeping for several years. He loved the Lord.
Mr. Couzens contracted multiple sclerosis and slowly got worse over the years; he was bed bound for nearly 15 years. He never lost his sense of humor or his gentle spirit.
He loved to travel and fish and had many hobbies, including ham radio and the computer. His first love was his family.
He is survived by wife Twila Couzens of Yucca Valley, sons and daughters-in-law Douglas James and Julie Vickers Couzens of Yucca Valley, Kenneth Allen and Colette Couzens of Yucca Valley, grandson Aron James Couzens of Huntington Beach, granddaughter and grandson-in-law Renee and David Faller of Yucca Valley, granddaughters Cheyenne Couzens and Chaylin Couzens, both of Yucca Valley, great grandson Carson James Faller of Yucca Valley, brother Peter Tresfron of Dana Point and sister Dorothy Commentz of Creswell, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Edward Commentz.
Arthur James Couzens (1887 - 1968)
Winifred Lillian Lyndon Couzens (1896 - 1987)
Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel Prayer Garden
San Bernardino County
Created by: Karen (Enderich) Cory
Record added: Oct 19, 2011
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