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Alice Brook (Bryan) Couch

August 26, 1927 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 93)


Alice Brook (Bryan) Couch was born August 26, 1927 to Clare and Bernadine (Niehaus) Bryan in Petersburg, Indiana, and passed away on December 30, 2020. 

She is survived by her daughters, Mary A. Couch of Noblesville, Indiana and Suzi (Couch) Harris and husband Dan from Nashville, Tennessee. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur O. Couch and son, Arthur D. Couch. 

Alice was a retired nurse’s aide, played the organ at Sacred Heart in Cicero, and spent her days playing with her dog Nibby while writing poetry for her three children Arthur D. Couch, Mary Couch, Suzi Harris and husband Dan, four grandchildren David Couch and wife Becca, Julie Couch, Leanne Sauers, and Abby Butler, seven great-grandchildren Alex Carpenter and wife Casey, Cassidy Carpenter, Mia Carpenter, Heather Sauers, Cassondra Winn and husband Josh, Jessica Couch and Cody King, and Ted Couch along with six great great-grandchildren Chase King, Lex Carpenter, Sully Carpenter, Aria King, Bennie Winn, and Rollo Carpenter with one of her stories published in Living with Children. She studied yoga and Buddhism and had a gift for blending the rational approach of the Western mind with the deep spiritual wisdom of the east in her writings. Her poems have been published in a variety of venues including “An Evening with the Writing Muse,” “Encore”, “Pegasus”, ”Twin Muses: Art & Poetry” Poetry and Paint” and “Two Views” a chapter book with her daughter Mary.  Alice was named Noblesville’s Senior Poet Laureate in 2012 by Mayor John Ditslear. Alice’s other hobbies included bowling, fishing, painting, and playing Bingo at the Moose Lodge on Monday nights.

Visitation will be held on Friday January 8, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville. A Life Celebration will be held at 1:00 PM with Father Michael Moorehead officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or the Humane Society for Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B, Noblesville, IN 46060



January 8, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Randall & Roberts Funeral Center
1685 Westfield Road
Noblesville, IN 46062

Funeral Service
January 8, 2021

1:00 PM
Randall & Roberts Funeral Center
1685 Westfield Road
Noblesville, IN 46062


Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
9700 Allisonville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46250


Humane Society for Hamilton County
1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B, Noblesville IN 46060
Tel: 1-317-773-4974

American Heart Association
3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago IL 60674
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

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