Yvonne Couch
Yvonne Couch
Yvonne Couch

Obituary of Yvonne Couch

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Yvonne Johnson Couch, 87, of Colonie and formerly of Malta, beloved wife for over 64 years of the late George E. Couch, Jr., peacefully passed away in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family on Friday, December 15, 2023.


Born in Topeka, KS, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Theresa Rouviere Johnson and was a graduate of Topeka High School.


After raising their four daughters, Yvonne had been employed by the Niskayuna Central School District as a School Bus Driver which she immensely enjoyed.


Yvonne most enjoyed quality time with her family, whether it was with them at one of their homes, at her home and when traveling. Yvonne and George enjoyed tennis and curling, but most of all, the memorable times which they spent with their family. In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, Yvonne will be most remembered for her strength, perseverance, and loving nature. She accepted all individuals, equally into her heart and her home.


Devoted mother of Leslie (late, Lester) Vollor, Lynn (Gary) Prentice, Lisa (John) Proulx and Laura Martin, sister of Richard (Shirley) Johnson, Judy (Aaron) Falley, Robert Johnson, and the late Louise (late, James) Martin, sister-in-law of the late Gloria Pittler and the late June Riggs, cherished grandmother of Mags Proulx (Kristy Rogers), JD Proulx (Lauren), Molly Peckham (Michael), Dawn Agro (Tom), Steven Vollor (Jill Costello), Kristin Vollor (Antwane Miller), Amanda Luchey (Michael), Joshua Martin and  Nathaniel Martin (Amanda Marotta), adored great grandmother of Tyler (Vollor) Kristin), Michael, Lindsay and Matthew Agro, Lela and Landon Miller, Everly and Amiya Luchey, Colin, Bailey, McKenna, Jameson and Brynn Peckham, Juniper and Frances Rogers-Proulx, Olivia Proulx, and Ezra Martin, loving great-great grandmother of Julian Vollor. Yvonne was eagerly anticipating the arrival of another great grandchild this March. She was the dear aunt to many nieces and nephews and their families.


Private funeral arrangements will be held at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065 and at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.


Yvonne’s family wishes to express their most sincere gratitude to Elena, her devoted and loving caregiver who has been in residence 24/7 for the past 15 months, along with caregivers Diana and Mary, Community Hospice Nurse Marita and the entire team from Community Hospice for their care, love and support to make it possible for their mother to live independently in her own home.


Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to The Community Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association or To Life! in memory of Yvonne Couch.


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