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James Owen Coupland
November 3, 1938 ~ May 11, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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James Owen Coupland passed away on May 11, 2023, at home on his ranch surrounded by loved ones. Services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, May 15, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Piñon with a graveside service immediately following at the Piñon Cemetery. There will be a potluck lunch at the Piñon Clubhouse following the services.
J.O. was born on November 3, 1938, in Carlsbad, NM to Frank and Ruth (Prather) Coupland. He attended school in Piñon and graduated from Artesia High School. He and Jeanette were married on February 14, 1970. J.O. ran a sheep and cow ranch in Piñon, NM. He worked cattle as long as he possibly could. J.O. was an important member of the community serving on the water board, as fire chief of the local volunteer fire department, a member of the soil and water conservation committee, and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a member of the shearing crew for many years. He was an avid fisherman and had many fun fishing trips with family and friends. J. O. was also a veteran, serving in the Army from November 29, 1961, to October 28, 1963.
J.O., also known as “Poppy”, was very loved by so many. He was a wonderful husband and father. He loved life and loved to laugh.
Pallbearers include Dan Coupland, Odie Prather, Given Prather, Arden Lewis, Scott Coupland, Rawley Coupland, James Gillum, and Paul Kniepkamp.
Honorary pallbearers are James Ray Everage, Teddy Reed, Bub Newton, David Kington, Rick Kniepkamp, Rodney Webb, and Gaston Lewis.
J.O. was proceeded in death by his parents, sister, Martha Jean and nephew, Jerry Coupland.
He is survived by his wife Jeanette; children, Kyra Gillum (James) and Tiffany Coupland; great grandchildren, Hailey, Austin, James, and Elizabeth; brother, Jack Coupland (Dana); nephew, Dan (Lori) and their children, Kylee and Kurt; nephew, Scott Coupland (Julie); great nephew, Rawley Coupland.
The Coupland family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.