Glenda Raykovich

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Glenda Jean "Jeanne" Cochran Raykovich, 73, of Hilltop Lakes, TX (formerly of College Station) went to be with The Lord Friday September 23, 2016.

Jeanne was born July 10th, 1943, to James Augustus Fuller Sr. and Esteen Odom Fuller in Conroe, Texas. Jeanne grew up in Conroe and graduated from Conroe High School, apart from a couple years at a Sun Pipeline Oil Co. camp in Silver, Texas. Jeanne told many stories of her time there including riding her bike along the dirt roads with her sister. One of the great joys of Jeanne's childhood was her large family. Besides her parents, Jeanne had eight brothers and sisters, eleven aunts and uncles plus their spouses, and dozens of cousins. Staying close to and being involved with her family was important to Jeanne's parents as her father was considered the patriarch of the family. She told endless stories of when her relatives would gather for various holidays, or when relatives would drop by for a frequent visit.

Always a hard worker, Jeanne began working in high school. Her jobs included working at a bank, teaching in the Navasota school district, and several positions with Texas A&M University. These included Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (TALL), Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (TAEX), the Office of the Commandant for the Corps of Cadets, and in the International Agricultural Programs Department.

In 1966 Jeanne married Donald Mason Cochran II. He had an optometry practice in Navasota and Madisonville. While living in Navasota they lived in a turn of the century Victorian house. They had two children, Donald Mason Cochran III and Carol D'Ann Cochran, and three grandchildren, Michael Steven Cochran, Donald Mason Cochran IV, and Curtis Maverick Cochran. Jeanne and Don enjoyed traveling around the United States in their RV. Her husband Don preceded her in death.

Jeanne was an active person and loved antiquing and traveling. She could not pass an antique store without going in. Jeanne had many unique collections and her house is filled with many beautiful antiques. She enjoyed cooking and trying new and different activities. Jeanne played the piano, the saxophone and the dulcimer. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Women's Organization for over 40 years. During that time she received honors such as the Order of the Rose and the Silver Circle and served as an officer and committee member many times. At present she was a member of Gamma Gamma Master Chapter. Jeanne had many dear friends in the organization.

In 2000 Jeanne married Thomas "Tommy" Edward Raykovich who was preceded in death by his first wife. They lived in College Station before moving to Hilltop Lakes. They enjoyed cooking with a dutch oven cooking group with their friends, RVing around Texas, and traveled to Europe together in their newly found retirement. Tommy has three children by his first wife, Stacy Ann Broussard, Teresa Lillian Black, and Jason Neil Raykovich, and 13 grandchildren.

Jeanne is survived by her husband Tommy, all of her children and grandchildren, and her sister Carolyn Irene Popp of St. Peters, MO. She is predeceased by her first husband Donald, her parents, and her siblings Lelia Vee Fuller, Robert Jones Fuller, Alice Louise Fuller, James Carl Fuller, Gwendolyn Lorraign Fuller, James Augustus Fuller Jr., and Ralph Douglas Fuller.

Jeanne was a loving person and a good friend to many. Visitation will be held at Hillier Funeral Home in College Station on Tuesday, September 27th from 5-7 pm. Funeral services will be at Hillier Funeral Home in College Station on Wednesday, September 28th at 11:00 am. A reception will follow at 12:00 at the Hillier Funeral Home. Interment will be at Conroe Memorial Park at 2:30 pm Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Still Creek Ranch.

Please visit Jeanne's tribute page at www.hillierfuneralhome.com to share stories and memories.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Sept. 26 to Oct. 9, 2016
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