(November 29, 1925 – September 9, 1998)
Leigh Couch (née Erma Leigh Finley), a St. Louis fan, was active in fandom during the 1960s, along with her husband, Norb, and her children, Lesleigh Luttrell, Chris Couch, and Mike Couch.
She was a member of the Hawaii in 1981 Worldcon bid committee, the Ozark Science Fiction Association, and a member of the First Fandom club. She was one of the editors of Sirruish in the late 1960s.
Leigh and Norb met in college at St. Louis University when a copy of Thrilling Wonder Stories fell out of her notebook, they told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1967:
“It was such a terrible triangle, I had to keep it hidden,” she said. “But we looked at each other, then we looked at the magazine, and we said simultaneously, ‘Oh, you read those things, too.’ And that was how it all began. Later, we took a whole stack along on our honeymoon.”
Leigh graduated in 1950, and in mundane life was a science teacher for 30 years in area Catholic schools.
- BC [1970s] (with Railee Bothman)
- Sirruish [late ’60s] (with others)
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1977 — Archon 1
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