Bradley Michael Coupens, 40, unexpectedly passed away March 11, 2021, at his parents’ residence in Colorado Springs. Brad was born December 29, 1980, in Colorado Springs to Mike and Peggy (Mary M.) Rossi-Coupens.

He is survived by his parents, his sister- Gina (Mike) Flynn, nieces Hadley and Ella, numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and many friends. His godmother, Annette Rossi-Davis, played a special role in his life. Brad attended Cheyenne Mountain School District. He graduated from Scottsdale Community College and Arizona State University. He was a certified EMT and was pursuing a career in the medical field. Three years ago, he put his career on hold to be his mother’s caregiver.

Brad was a deliberate and creative individual who thought deeply and cared enormously for his family and friends. From his wry sense of humor to his deep passion for music and literature you always knew where he was coming from. We are extremely grateful for Brad’s presence in our life. He made our world a wilder and more interesting place to live. His presence and spirit will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers and cards please consider a donation in his name to the following; Pikes Peak Hospice. Colorado Springs Humane Society.

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  1. Brad- I miss you so much already. Yet I feel your presence with me right now as I am writing this. Love you!

  2. To mr. And mrs. Coupens words can’t express to you the sadness you all must be feeling in this time son Brad was a good guy a good friend a good son and a good brother! He and I had known each other for the better part of my life and it seems like it’s not enough like we have so much more to experience in this life together. The memories I have are many and all the memories I have remind me of how kind Brad was all the laughter we all shared together is credited to his account and to yours as his family because how Brad was and acted was a direct result of how he was raised. I commend you guys his family how you raised Brad what and honor it was to be Brads friend for the better part of my life the world is a lesser place without him I know my words must seem fruitless considering you have to bury your son and I understand it’s not natural for parents to bury their children it’s natural for children to bury their parents I speak from experience because my parents also buried my sister and the pain they felt and feel is still evident today so my heart goes out to you my prayers my thoughts and I am so sorry for your loss I bear this pain with you and I shed tears with you and I’ll l Lament with you because loosing Brad was a huge blow to me it has been loss after loss for me and it reminds me of how fleeting life really is it’s but a puff of smoke one second it’s there and the next it’s gone Brad will be missed his memory will live on in my head and in my heart and one day we shall all reunite and the kingdom of heaven we’re Brad will be waiting to Welcome All of Us into the Heavenly Kingdom. If you need anything at all please contact me and if you could please give me a call when you can i would love to speak with you guys its been far to long sense we have spoken. I write these words heavy hearted filled with pain, grief and tears for you and myself i am truly heart broken first my beloved Dad now Brad a lifelong friend and brother whom I will miss terribly for a time and times to come. Sincerely Benjamin Tockes.

  3. I knew Brad from school at Cheyenne Mountain, he was a great guy with an amazing personality. My deepest sympathy and condolences to his family. Rest In Peace bro and God Speed.

  4. So sorry to hear of this sad, sad news. Our sincerest condolences to all who knew and loved him. God bless.

  5. Brad was such a good guy. We became friends in junior high, and he was the first person to introduce me to Pearl Jam and a ton of other great bands. He will be truly missed by many. Rest in peace, old friend.

  6. I went to high school with Brad and he was such a kind and funny guy. I remember driving around one particular night with nowhere to go, just cracking jokes and jamming out to music. Peace be with you, Rad Brad.

  7. My heart goes out to Peggy and Mike and all of Brad’s family and friends. He gave himself to his family and I know he will be terribly missed. My sincere heartfelt condolences to you all.

  8. I never got to meet Brad in person. He was my boyfriend’s best friend and sometimes we’d exchange messages on Facebook. From where I sit, he was such a wonderful friend- caring, funny, cynical, sensitive, silly with feelings that ran deep. I’m really sad I never got to meet him in person and I’m sad for my partner who loved him so so so so much. I send my love to all his family, friends and loved ones.

  9. Brad was such a nice guy and a friend. He was one of my best friends growing up. We jammed music together in our free time in our little jr. High school band. Brad was great at playing guitar too. He was so creative at guitar and in his life. Brad would do anything for you, he is such a giving person. I will miss him so much. He will be missed. Whenever I listen to grunge music from the 90,s, I’ll think of Brad. I wanted to play music again with him in the future. I will have to wait for heaven to do so. Love you man, and I’ll see you someday in the after life. Much love!

  10. My sincere sympathy to the family and friends who knew and loved Brad.

  11. We are so sorry for your loss Mike, Peggy, and Gina!
    Lots of memories with your family–one ski trip in particular. May all memories lift you up at this sad time.
    With Sympathy,
    Tom and Patti Warner

  12. Mike, Peggy and family. We just read about your loss of your son Brad. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Although we didn’t know Brad, we have special memories of Mike from teaching with him and though his education and officiating career. With great respect. God Bless You. Ken and Mary Moore

  13. To Mike and Peggy, Gina and Mike,

    I am profoundly sorry for your loss. Brad’s all- knowing smile told me that he was always a step ahead of me. He had the quiet laugh and a mischievous way that makes him singular in my memory. His EMT choice surprises me not at all — being of use to others at the most critical times of their life defines and dIvines him. Until I became a dad, I never realized how big of leap it is to share my son with the world. Thank you for sharing Brad with us; we are better for it.

  14. It’s tragic that we lost Brad this early in his life and my heart goes out to his family. Brad was extremely creative, an accomplished guitarist and general connoisseur of music. He had many great qualities and deserves a tremendous amount of respect for his commitment to taking care of his mother and helping his father over the last several years. Unfortunately, I had lost touch with Brad for quite some time, but we spent countless hours together in our youth and I have always considered him a life-long friend. We were both lucky to have made it through those days and created a lot of memories and neighborhood lore together with the rest of the Cheyenne Mtn crew.

    When I think of Brad and the times spent together, my mind goes straight to music. We spent hours in my basement doing jam sessions (Brad on guitar and me on the drums) and you could hear our concerts throughout the neighborhood. Occasionally, we could convince one of our friends to sing (Scott Warner!) or we would have a guest bass player show up. Brad was always a leader in getting tickets for concerts and tracking new music trends. I remember him waiting on the dial-up phone with Ticketmaster for 3 hours in order to get Pearl Jam tickets. We always looked up to his sister Gina and her friends and they would help us get to concerts if we were lucky enough to get invited along! Brad’s Mom, Peggy even dropped us off at Lollapalooza in junior high…she deserves a lot of credit for that. Here are just a few of the concerts that we saw together (in junior high or high school!); Pearl Jam (many times), Bad Religion, A Tribe Called Quest, Smashing Pumpkins, Fishbone (many times!), Skeletones, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Johnny Sako, Shamus (many times), Beastie Boys, Dave Matthews Band, George Clinton and many more.

    Brad and I both played hockey growing up and I remember him breaking his collar bone at a game in Denver when we were Bantams – the end of his career! He was also a great skier and we shared many trips together. Brad, Scott Warner and I had our own secret out-of-bounds run at Copper Mountain – “three amigos”. I can remember watching old Warren Miller movies in his basement one night, praying for tons of snow and hoping school would be cancelled so we could sneak on to the old Broadmoor Ski slopes the next day (school was never cancelled back then!). I also remember him driving off the road near Frog Rock in my parents’ car (I was only 15) and us getting towed out by someone…we still made it to the slopes.

    Brad, Scott Warner and I also took a trip with my family to Lake Powell in junior high. Wave runners had just come out and the three of us would follow behind my parents to various spots on the lake. They had no clue how fast it actually was and I think all three of us were thrown off multiple times. That trip almost gave my parents a heart attack, but we all made it and still have some pictures to prove it.

    I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my trips up to visit Brad when he was at the Art Institute of Denver when he lived at the Sherman Towers. We had some great times there and it was one of the last periods where we really got to spend a lot of time together before parting ways for college and the next phases of life. Those stories will have to be shared in person when we continue to celebrate Brad’s life!

    We always looked up to Brad’s Dad, Mike and I know that Brad really helped him over these last several years. Mike is very proud of that, as any father should be and I am extremely proud of Brad’s commitment to his family. There are many stories and memories I could share about Brad and his family (and Dusty his dog growing up), but most of all I will miss the times driving around Colorado Springs listing to music and looking for the next adventure or concert. I had hoped that we would someday have a chance to relive those memories as old guys and am deeply saddened that I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to him. Brad was a great friend and I will do everything I can to honor his legacy. Love you Brad

  15. I write this message of sincerest condolence to Brad’s parents, Mike and Peggy, his sister, Gina and her husband Mike, and his Aunt and godmother Annette. Years ago, I remember Brad arriving at our door after school with his guitar and large amplifier in tow, ready to jam. As was said earlier, he was an accomplished musician. I also remember him playing tennis on the Junior Varsity tennis team with my son and friends at Cheyenne Mountain High School. Brad was always polite and respectful to me and we enjoyed all the years he hung out at our house, filling it with (loud!) music and laughter. Thank you, Brad for being a part of our lives.

  16. Bradley, Bradley, if you only knew how much you were loved and are going to be missed.
    I have so many memories that I hold in my heart. There are two that stand out that show a side of him that not too many people were able to see. One night while we were in High School we were sitting in the parking lot at the Broadmoor hotel talking. The song ‘The way you look tonight’ the Frank Sinatra version came on. He quickly got out of the car came over, took my hand, pulled me out and slow danced with me. Officially that was our song. The second one was when we were 20 years old. He was on vacation with Mike in another state at a restaurant/bar and he gave me a call. I could barely hear him with the music playing. He yelled over it with an adorning, slurring voice and he said that the song playing reminded him so much of me. It was ‘Brown Eyed Girl’. I could not stop laughing…I have blue eyes! After I reminded him of that he also could not stop laughing! I’ll never forget that sound. If only I had known one week before he left us that that was going to be the last time I’d hear his voice. One day I’ll meet you with our maker. Till then.

  17. What sad news to rise to today. It has been many many years since I have been in touch with Brad. We had a sweet and rather hilarious friendship in the junior high and high school days. Death is all of our destiny. Brad you beat us to it! And with this, you are pulling open so many hearts, reflecting on years past. Thank you for bringing us together in your remembrance, I wish it were under different circumstances.
    Brad, I always enjoyed your presence. You were such a safe and trustworthy guy. I always appreciated listening to music, laughing, and talking with you. When I saw you at a party I new I had a friend I could trust. Rest In Peace and power now. Know that you were and are loved. With my love and respect to his family.

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