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Wayne Francis Couture

February 12, 1935 — June 21, 2017

Obituary for Wayne Francis Couture

Wayne Francis Couture, age 82, passed away Wednesday June 21, 2017 at his home at Dog (Rainbow) Lake Montana.

Wayne was born February 12, 1935 in St. Ignatius Montana to Alexander and Madeline Ruth (Philips) Couture. He was the third born of six children.

Wayne married the love of his life Barbara Louise Noble on December 20, 1957. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on March 30, 1962. Wayne and Barbara returned home and lived in Polson for a short period of time with their children Marla and Craige, the family moved to St. Maries Idaho in 1965 and added three more children Casey, Traci, and Mark. Wayne worked for Potlach Corporation until he retired as a heavy equipment operator in June of 1995.

Wayne loved time with his family, spoiling his grandchildren, picking Huckleberries, Hunting, Fishing, sitting by his fire at Dog Lake with a cup of coffee with whoever was lucky enough to be present.

He was preceded in death by his Parents Alex Couture and Madeline Couture; sisters, Agnes Caye, Mary Lefthand, brother, Ignace Couture, and infant sister Madeline.

He is survived by his brother Raymond (Eddie) Couture (Earline) of Elmo; aunt Helen Charlo of Elmo; the love of his life Barbara Dog Lake; children Marla (Robert) Cowan of Dog Lake; Craige (Brenda) Couture of Polson; Casey (Danielle) Couture of Ronan; Traci Couture and Willie Birthmark of Polson; Mark (Tana) Couture of St. Ignatius 20-grandchildren and 14- great grandchildren numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held on July 8, 2017 at the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in Ronan Montana at 1:00 P.M with a meal to follow.
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