Richard Rheim Couch, 45, of Idaho Falls, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at his home from cardiac arrest. He was born Jan. 7, 1971, in Idaho Falls, to Howard Keith Couch and Judith Ann Jones Couch. He grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls. He graduated from Idaho Falls High School, became an Eagle Scout and attended Brigham Young University as an art major. Richard was a great soccer player in school. He was gifted in art and music. He served an LDS mission in the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission. Richard was a caregiver for TURN Community Services in Salt Lake City for 12 years and became an exemplar in their program. Richard loved the men he cared for there; they were like family to him. He was thoughtful, considerate and always looked for ways to go the extra mile in rendering kindness. He was generous with whatever he had. He was loving and compassionate toward everyone. He wanted to be known for being a friend to all. Richard is survived by his mother, Judy Jones Hegsted of Idaho Falls, Idaho; father, Dr. H. Keith Couch of Roseburg, Oregon; brothers, David Keith (Monica) Couch of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Michael Howard (Mary) Couch of Rigby, Idaho, and Robert Brinton (Candace) Couch of Richmond, Indiana; and sister, Katherine Ann (Rick) Parks of Salem, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Jay Couch, and his grandparents, Rheim and Alice Jones and Howard and Thella Couch. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, with Bishop Jim Hansen, of Ammon LDS 27th Ward officiating. The family will visit with friends from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Wood East Side. Burial will be in Ammon Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com .
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