Obituary of Fletcher Weigand Cochran
Fletcher Weigand Cochran, born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, entered eternal life on December 30, 2019 at the age of 76 after battling vasculitis (Wegener’s Disease) for two and a half years. He is survived by his wife of 51 year Tekla Bassham Cochran; his daughter Kelly Lack (Kevin), son Steven (Jeri); grandchildren Bailey Lack, Sydney Lack, Amelia Cochran, Anna Cochran, and Thomas Cochran; and his sisters Cathy Darragh (Jim) and Carolyn Brennan (Roy-deceased). He was preceded in death by his parents Fletcher and Ruth Cochran. Fletcher received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law and served as a captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, later becoming an assistant U.S. attorney in New Orleans. He practiced law in St. Tammany Parish for the last forty years and served as Slidell city prosecutor and was appointed on numerous occasions to sit as city court judge. Fletcher’s community service included Kiwanis Club, where he served as president and lieutenant governor, two-term president of the Pope John Paul High School Board of Directors, president of the Country Club Homeowners’ Association, district chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, member of the advisory board for Rainbow Child Care Center, and legal-council for the YWCA Battered Women’s Program. He was a parishioner at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, where he was an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, Mass captain, taught CCD classes, and participated in Perpetual Adoration and Right to Life marches in Slidell and Baton Rouge. He was honored to receive the St. Luke Medallion Award. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and served a term as Grand Knight. Fletcher loved fishing and was an avid gardener, filling his yard with orange, grapefruit, lemon, and satsuma trees and many varieties of camellias. His favorite holiday was Thanksgiving with its campouts, bonfires, hikes, and family togetherness. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Slidell, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Metairie Cemetery in April of 2020. A BIG “Thank you” to all the doctors, nurses, nurse extenders, Acadian EMTs, Dawn and Wade, Greenbriar Community Care Center, and everyone at DaVita for their care for the last two and a half years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Luke Good Samaritan Ministry, tunnel2towers.org, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital are requested. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Fletcher Cochran, please visit Tribute Store
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