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Burniece Jeanette (Pfanz) Couch

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Burniece Jeanette (Pfanz) Couch

Burniece Jeanette Couch, 97, of Goodyear, AZ, passed away on October 29, 2020, in her home with her family after suffering from cancer. She was born in Pekin, Illinois, to George and Elizabeth Pfanz on June 4, 1923. She married James M. Couch on February 11, 1945, in Tremont, Illinois. Following their wedding Burniece accompanied Jim to California while he was serving in the Marines. They resided in Pekin, Illinois, and Bettendorf, Iowa, while Jim was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Company. Burniece worked for several companies in the business offices during her life. The couple retired to the Nisswa and Crosslake areas of Minnesota in 1980 to enjoy fishing, swimming, and snowmobiling. When their son Jim moved to Goodyear in 2011, they followed .

In her spare time Burniece enjoyed gardening, baking and antiquing. Together with Jim at the grill, they hosted many dinners and parties for friends and family. They were also great bridge players and enjoyed playing locally at Starpointe in Estrella Mountain Ranch.

Burniece was preceded in death by her parents, brothers George and Eugene Pfanz and sister Marjorie Rushford. She is survived by her husband James of 75 years; son Jim (Lynn) Couch of Goodyear, AZ, and daughter Pam (Fred) Cadamagnani of Nederland, CO; grandchildren Michelle (Tom) Maier, Jennifer (Tom) Schmitt, Brian Cadamagnani and Laura Cadamagnani.

A private family service is being held at Thompson Memorial of Litchfield Park, AZ.

The family wished to extend thanks to the staff of Canyon Hospice for its service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be donated to any local food bank.

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