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LeNell Bess Couteau

May 25, 1930 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

LeNell Bess Couteau, age 91, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away April 28, 2022. Born to Thomas Spears and Bessie Cannon Spears at Poland La. She taught E.M.H. for special honors at Moody and Miller high schools for 24 years. She served as the founding chairperson for AFT local 3456 winning a constitutional rights case advocating for CCISD teachers representation and contracts.
LeNell, married 75 years, was preceded in death by: her husband, Major Don Couteau, Congressional gold medal, French Legion of Honor recipient, Eighth Air Force brother, Richard Spears, son, Clark Couteau.
She is survived by: two daughters, Donna (Joe) Cross and foster daughter Audrey Tunches, two sons, Mark (Mary), Christopher Couteau, five grand-children; Aimee (Travis) Linares, Amanda (Dan) Miles Steven (Bernadette), Anne , Sarah Couteau, two great-grandchildren; Lila , Sadie Miles, Niece, Pat, Nephew, Michael ,Great-Niece Regina Spears.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home, followed by a Graveside service at 1:00 p.m. at Coastal Bend Veterans Cemetery.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
May 11, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Corpus Christi Funeral Home Chapel
2409 Baldwin Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78405

Graveside Service
Wednesday
May 11, 2022

1:00 PM
Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery
9974 IH37 Access Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78410

Cemetery

Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery
9974 IH37 Access Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78410

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