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Jacquelyn Cocheres

Jacquelyn Cocheres, age 93, passed away on Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, in Wichita
Falls, Texas.
Jacquelyn was born to Ernest J. Cone (Colonel, USAF Ret) and Mildred O. Cone,
on July 1, 1930, at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio at the old Station Hospital
which closed when Brooke General Hospital opened in 1936. As a child of a military
family, she was raised in many places, including Washington state, Texas, Virginia,
and Wiesbaden, Germany after WWII. Her family returned to Randolph AFB, San
Antonio in 1948, She attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, where she
pledged Tri-Delt. After her freshman year, she met and married Lieutenant Thomas
L. Cocheres at Randolph Air Force Base.
Patrice was born at Fort Sam Houston and soon thereafter, Tom left for Japan to
support the Korean War e􀉣 ort, with Jacquelyn and Patrice joining him later. Tom
was re-assigned to Washington DC and while living in Maryland, Sherry and Michael
were born at the Naval Academy Hospital in Annapolis, MD. The family lived in Glen Burnie, MD and
Rockville, MD during this time. After a short tour of duty at Luke AFB, AZ, Jacquelyn moved with her family
to Tokyo. Jacquelyn loved Japan and became a well-known professional model while there. She was known
for her beauty, grace, intelligence, and sense of style. She also had a television program on educational TV.
While in Japan, she took cooking lessons from the Benedictine Sisters of Peking who taught Chinese cooking
in Tokyo.
Upon returning to Randolph AFB, Jacquelyn immersed herself in the activities of her children and
husband and developed a keen interest in the arts and antiques, principally antique silver. She embraced
“base life” and honed her cooking skills to the delight of her family and lucky guests. She was especially
known for her mastery of Greek pastries and pie-making, something she passed on to her children and
grandchildren. When Tom returned to Washington, DC for his 􀂿 nal tour of duty, Jacquelyn became a docent
at the National Portrait Gallery. The family lived in Potomac, MD. She introduced her children and visiting
friends to Washington museums, monuments, ballet performances and cultural venues.
Tom and Jacquelyn came home to Texas and retired in Helotes. In San Antonio Jacquelyn became known
as “The Silver Lady” for her interest and reputation in antique American and English silver. She and Tom
renewed old friendships from the Air Force and made new ones including those at Casa Helotes Activity
Center. Thanksgiving and Christmas were spent visiting her children or hosting family at home in Helotes.
She was a lifelong reader and loved old black and white movies.
Jacquelyn was preceded in death by her parents Ernest J. Cone and Mildred Cone, and by her beloved
husband, Thomas L. Cocheres (Colonel, USAF Ret) in 2009. She is survived by her daughters, Patrice
Ferguson, and husband John Camp, of Houston, Texas; and Sherry Wolf, MD and husband Daryl Wolf of
Vernon, Texas; and son Thomas Michael Cocheres and wife Gay of Enid, Oklahoma. She is also survived
by grandson John Alexander Camp and wife Barabara of Houston, Texas, granddaughter Ali Giese and her
husband Mike Giese of Oklahoma City; and grandson Trevor Louis Cocheres and wife Lauren of Austin,
Texas. Their son, her beloved great-grandson, Graham Cocheres of Austin, Texas also survives her.
Jacquelyn is also survived by her sister Sheila Cone and nephew Scott Ferguson, MD and niece Jennifer
Ferguson Hill and their families. Jacquelyn was close to Tom’s family including nieces and nephews: Eleni
(Lenny) Nyman, Valerie Fournaridis, Barbara Kohan, Paul Stephen Cocheres, Daniel Clayton, John Clayton,
all in the Pittsburgh ,Pa. area; Louis Cocheres and his wife, Carol of Harrisburg, Pa., and Jim Sicalias of
Houston. She also is survived by the children and grandchildren of Daryl Wolf, with whom she had special
relationships: daughter Audrey Wolf (Lieutenant Colonel USA Reserve) of Washington; son Jesse D. Wolf
of Missouri and daughter Angie Wolf Farris of De Kalb, Texas; daughter Ashlee Wolf Vitela of Wichita Falls,
Texas, and Daryl’s nine grandchildren. Also surviving her are the sons of Michael Giese, Greyson, Gheric,
and Gavyn and the sons of John Camp and Alex Camp’s brothers, Je􀉣 rey and Kevin Camp, their spouses and
􀂿 ve grandsons. Her special friend, Deborah MacDonald and her family of Pipe Creek, Texas also survive her.
The family of Jacquelyn Cocheres thanks the sta􀉣 of Presbyterian Manor House of Hope in Wichita Falls
where Jacquelyn lived the last four and a half years of her life, for their kind, attentive, compassionate, and
loving care.
A funeral service took place on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. Rev. Becky Prichard o􀉤 ciated. Interment
took place in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at the grave of her husband, Tom. In lieu of 􀃀 owers,
memorial contributions may be made to House of Hope, Attn. Teresa Redding, 5100 Stone Lake Dr., Wichita
Falls, Texas 76310
You are invited to sign the Guestbook at
Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 Mccullough Ave..San Antonio, Tx 78212 – (210) 227-

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