Martha Couch Dickman

  • Born: February 23, 1933
  • Died: January 16, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

"If my living can help someone else, then I have not lived in vain"

We are celebrating the beautiful life of our beloved Martha Couch Dickman who went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2019. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her daughters, Beth Lynn Brown, Martha Ann Dickman, Brenda and husband, Jud Fry; grandson, Wade Fry; and William's children, Jeanie O'Brien and Johnny Johnstone.

Family nieces, Elizabeth Anderson, Judy Hamman, Nancy Davis, Rebecca Provancha, Loraine Newsome, Cynthia Cox, Martha Coble, and their families; nephews, Jot Couch, Lee Couch, Quest C. Couch III, Jim Couch, Sam Coble, Larry Jones, Tommy Jones, and their families; and numerous long-time dear friends. Nephews, Dutch Nelson, Barrett Davis, Andy Anderson, Efford Hamman; Jake Couch, Gavin Couch, Chris Sites, Jackson Sites, Andrew Anderson, Ben Arbour, Clay Hamman; Nieces, Ann Couch, Jan Couch, Carrie Sites, Braelynn Sites, Emily Couch, Megan Couch, Melody Couch, Ellie Couch, Jenny Couch, Mattie Davis, Robin Davis, Meg Arbour, Dixie Baker, and Summer Anderson.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Col. William C. Dickman; mother, Mattie Terrell Couch and dad, Quest C. Couch Sr.; grandparents, J.O. Terrell and Mattie Simpson; brothers, J.O. Terrell Couch, Quest C. Couch Jr. and Marshall Dick Couch; niece; Cathie Nelson; nephew, John Couch; and sisters-in-law, Helen Hawthorne, Imojean Jones and Cheryl Brown.

Martha was a Dutchess in The Order of the Alamo "Court of Make Believe" in 1951, a member of the Battle of Flowers Association, Junior League of San Antonio, San Antonio Opera Guild, Military and Civilian Club, Lantana Garden Club, and Friends of Hospice.

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Burial to follow at Mission Burial Park South. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Animal Defense League or Humane Society of San Antonio.
"If my living can help someone else, then I have not lived in vain"


Condolence & Memory Journal

Martha was an awesome friend with a big heart and soul I have missed you. You helped me so much when I battled my cancer and encouraged me I will always remember what you told me if I have faith as much of a mustard seed and look at me honey I am still here to as you battled your cancer. I will always think about the mustard seed. I love you and you are always in my heart. I miss you. RIP

Posted by Stephanie Ball - San Antonio, TX   June 19, 2019



I just found out about your mother's passing. My very deepest condolences to you, Beth, Brenda and your entire family. Peace and hugs to you all.

Posted by Chris Johnson - San Antonio, TX   February 19, 2019

Miss you tonight mama♥

Posted by MARTHA DICKMAN - San Antonio, TX - Family   February 03, 2019

Beth and I were friends for many years. I remember how beautiful and kind you were. You and Beth gave me a lovely wedding shower. I have fond memories of the beautiful home off Hildebrand and all the moments I shared with you and your family. I always thought of it as a mansion of happiness. I still remember your mother's (Beth's grandma) station wagon that was so dear to her and the Lawrence Welk show. I just moved back to San Antonio and will catch up with Beth at some point. My condolences to all in this beautiful family.

Posted by Kay Theriot/Cole - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   January 24, 2019

Sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Felice Garcia

Posted by A friend   January 22, 2019

Leland Couch, my thoughts are with her 3 daughters, my cousins.. Martha was a loving Aunt and sent a card and note or phoned me on my birthday throughout the years.

Posted by leland couch - wharton, TX - Family   January 21, 2019

I always enjoyed visiting with Martha at Lantana Garden Club and Mil/Civ meetings. She was a kind and lovely friend.

Posted by Martha Smith    January 20, 2019

Martha was my dearest friend from the age of 8 when I moved next door to the very present. She was always a pretty child and beautiful adult...very caring, encouraging and uncomplaining. Her positive attitude was steady in everything she did and believed. No matter the hard times that often occurred in our diverse lives, she remained the laughing, grateful, positive friend to help us overcome the many challenges of adult life. She was the "goodness" in today's world who will be one of God's most precious angels in the next.

Blessings to her beautiful family.

Beverly Bihn

Posted by Beverly Bihn - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 20, 2019


My sincerest sympathy goes out to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marcia Harris

Posted by Marcia Harris - San Antonio, TX   January 20, 2019

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