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Annette Ipson Couton passed away July 8, 2022 in Murray, Utah. She was born October 3, 1941 in Panguitch, Utah to Parley K Ipson and Barbara Ellen Woodard. She married Dennis Couton, of Midvale, Ut. and together they had 3 daughters. They were later divorced.
"Hello Pedro Cisco!!" Mom had so many "quotes" and "sayings" that we all remember. If you knew her, you will know when you read one. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed making Holiday meals "for an entire army" which included a "scosch here, a pinch there and a lil' dab'll do ya". With all of the new found health concerns, mom joked that all this time she thought she had fed us well but now realized that she hadn't done us any favors. "The fact of the matter is, and it is a fact" she really hadn't. She loved to spend crazy amounts of time with her grandkids and she loved to walk. Those two things together meant "don't whine and keep up". Even though she was easily a block ahead. Mom absolutely loved nature and had been known to collect walking sticks, leaves, rocks and pictures, in which she always created something memorable. Mom loved memories and boy she could tell a story or give you the "ol proverbial bit" but when you would tell her a story, "oh my, your Grandpa Woodard woulda' loved ya!" If Mom thought something was cool then it was "just the chucker" and when it happened a long time ago it was "when ring was a pup." She loved music, to sing and to "cut a rug". She was very nurturing to her grandkids and if someone had an accident, that would be grounds for a "Sakesamadaisy Gramaw" and an "Energy Squeeze". Mom was famous for nicknames and that is what she forever called you. Unless of course you did something questionable and then "Well, ya' jackass"
Mom's last few years were rough but she "held her own". She was truly a "pistol" and "gave em' hell". She may not have had "a pot to piss in" but she would always give you her "2 cents". Mom's speech became more colorful and her voice became silent but her volume was loud because she spoke through her eyes, which are always "the windows to the soul." And in spite of all of her troubles, mom loved with her whole heart and truly had an amazing and beautiful soul! "Know what I'm sayin' Vern!"
She is survived by her daughters; Tammy (Mike) Jensen, Deniese Maez, and Michelle (Shane) Cross. 8 Grandchildren; Annie (David), Ashley, Nicholas (SK), Maria (Jake), Anthony (Danielle), Nathan (Kylie), Tristan and Gentri. 16 Great-grandchildren; Emalee, Olivia, Karie, Kaidon, Karson, Kai, Hudson, Chance, Andre, Stevie, Jakob, (Hazee, Mia), Fern, Aliyah and Treyson.
She is also survived by her brother Robert (Linda) Ipson, their 2 kids Jason and Jamie and their spouses and kids. As well as her life long and loyal friends Aunt Penny and Kayleen.
She is preceded in death by her parents, aunt's, uncle's, cousin's and many nephews and nieces that she loved very deeply.
Over the years she lost touch of her step brothers but never went very long without an "I can't help but wonder"
Mom will be cremated and at a later date her ashes will be spread at an immediate family gathering.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the loving Cascades at Riverwalk caregivers and ancillary staff members who took extra time, knew the little things were the big things and went above and beyond to make sure our mom felt loved and valued. Even in her darkest hours they loved her and they knew she loved them in spite of her moods. Special thanks to the amazing Intermoutain Medical Center doctors and RN's and Care Technicians - you know who you are - and the case managers. Heartfelt gratitude to RN Valerie, who was by our side as our mother took her last breath as well as the Hospital Chaplain, Wes, who provided us with guidance, said beautiful prayers and held steady even when Mom was "an obstinate cuss".
We love you Mom, Grrm, Nana, Grandma Annie, Grandma Monster!! Till' we meet again "Agadagadaga"
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