|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1926|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 2011|
El Paso County
Published in The Gazette on July 19, 2011
Elisabeth "Lisa" Couzens was born September 8, 1926 in Hamburg, Germany. She was nine when the Nazis came into power and spent her youth under the Nazi regime. She got a degree in home economics, survived the bombing of Hamburg, was evacuated to various places and, at the end of World War II, fled west as a refugee ahead of the advancing Russian army.
One brother was killed in the war, the other captured by the US Army. Her father died after the war and Lisa supported her mother as a hospital dietician. An aunt invited her to come to the US, suggesting she could help her mother more on American wages.
Arriving in Los Angeles in 1952, she worked at various jobs and in 1954 met Tom Couzens, while both were working in Sequoia National Park. They were married in September 1954. Together they got Tom through to a mining engineering degree by 1957, lived in several mining towns during the next 35 years and finally moved to Colorado Springs in 1992.
In 1957 and 1959 God gave them two lovely daughters, Jennie and Andrea. In 1973, Lisa became a Christian at age 46, through Bible Study Fellowship in Arizona. Tom and the girls accepted Christ soon after. She started and led various Bible studies in Arizona and New Mexico.
She was a waitress, a Brownie Girl Scout leader, and sold Avon for a time, but was primarily a great homemaker and devoted wife and mother. She went home to the Lord on July 10, 2011 and is survived by her husband, Tom, daughter Jennie Phippen and husband Darrell, daughter Andrea Morgan and husband Kenneth, ten grandchildren, two grandchildren-in-law and four nieces in California.
Service at Pulpit Rock Church, 2:00 p.m., July 28th with reception after.
Created by: Andrena's Daughter
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
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