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Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood

3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL

OBITUARY

Richenda June Cochran

June 1, 1951July 24, 2020

Richenda June (Eades) Cochran, 69, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on July 24, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.

June (Chindy) was born in Claremore, Oklahoma to Richard and Mildred Eades on June 1, 1951. She lived in Oklahoma City until she married Robert Cochran on August 15, 1981 after having graduated from Oklahoma City University with a masters degree in 1980. She taught school in Tampa, Florida for 25 years. She was a devout Christian, a dedicated member of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), and Children’s Choir Assistant at Idlewild Baptist Church for many years. She was a Cheyenne & Arapaho tribal member through her father and Cherokee through her mother. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. June loved God, her husband, children, grandchildren, family, and friends intensely. She had an unmatched spirit to serve and a gift to encourage others. To know June was to love June. We were blessed by her presence and are still, in our hearts.

June is preceded in death by her father, mother, and brother Richard.

She is survived by her husband Bob, children Chris Tillman and his wife Stephanie, Lisa Moffat and her husband Mark, Kevin Tillman and Tim Cochran: her brothers Jim Eades and Larry Eades, and her sister Marlene Glass, and her grandchildren Mackenzee, Madisyn, Samson and Jordan Tillman.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., July 30, 2020 at Idlewild Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Lake Carroll Cemetery. Arrangements are by Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in June's memory to BSF Memorial Fund. Checks may be made to BSF Memorial Fund mailed to: Bible Study Fellowship 19001 Huebner Rd, San Antonio TX 78258-4019

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Tillman
  • Kevin Tillman
  • Wally Wade
  • Bill Rake
  • Larry Fernald
  • Andy Williams
  • Tim Cochran, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Tinnen, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

Memories

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Karen Apgar

August 4, 2020

June has been involved at Lake Magdalene Elementary as a Book Buddy and as a volunteer in the media center. Her grandchildren are one of her favorite topics of conversation. We will miss her tremendously, as will her grandchildren Samson and Jordan.

Darla Minor

August 1, 2020

Richenda and I were classmates in elementary school in Oklahoma City. She was such a nice girl, and I remember how athletic she always was. We sometimes walked part-way home from school together. I have often thought of her over the years, and I wondered what became of her. I'm happy to hear she was such an inspiration and encourager. My condolences to her family and friends.

Meri Menendez

July 31, 2020

June was such a sweet, thoughtful and kind spirit. Her exceptional teaching abilities helped so many children throughout her career.
We will miss her terribly. Our only consolation is in knowing she is with Our Lord.
We are sending our love to you Bob and your dear children at this difficult time.

Meri and Luis Menendez

Brenda Michaels

July 30, 2020

June was special to all who knew her. She could lift your spirits when you were down. Taking care of others was what seemed to make her the happiest. She'll be missed and thought of often. Brenda Michaels

Carol Osborne

July 30, 2020

To the family and all of us who were blessed to have June in our life, my prayers, love and condolences. I have many great mems with June and would like to share one of my favs. June and I had rented a hotel room at St. Pete Beach for a couple of days. While we were sitting on the beach talking and laughing (I loved her laugh) this proud person in the pic behind her was walking up and down the beach. I had to get a pic but didn't want to make it obvious so I asked June to pose like I was taking her pic! It's a great pic of her too. She was always smiling. She brought light and positivity into my life and I am going to miss her so much. There will always be an empty place in my heart for her but have peace that one day we will sit together chatting and laughing again!

Jennis Torrens

July 29, 2020


I had the privilege and gift of June's friendship for over thirty years.
She was a mentor and teacher of doing good. Her legacy to the friends, students, and parents who were privileged to know her will be to show compassion, empathy, understanding, and love to all.
In her quiet way, she was an example and role model of the best of humanity.
Thank you, my dear friend.

Lesley Glass

July 29, 2020

Aunt Chindy was rare. No matter what she always knew what to say & with love. She had great wisdom & you just knew The Lord was the center of her life. She loved like a true Christ Follower does. She loved others with her presence, support, encouragement, with her gifts, with Patient listening, thoughtful surprises & so many more ways. Aunt Chindy had a light she carried & it was always noticed. It was definitely her thing to put others first. I always enjoyed her stories of the past. Her family after Christ was her heart & it came so natural. She would always send us cards in the mail for every occasion Just to let us know they were thinking about us, praying for us & that they love & miss us. You could never have too much time with Aunt Chindy. The times we had with her of course were too short but, so grateful for the times we were gifted. They will be remembered & cherished. I believe Aunt Chindy made an impact on so many lives that her legacy will never fade. How she encouraged me personally, to honor her I want to press forward with those things she said to always do and/or had requested. Thank you Lord for your generosity in sharing such an amazing Christ Follower with the world. Until next time sweet Auntie. We love & miss you dearly.

Elaine McNally

July 29, 2020

Richenda . . . .I’ve only known one 💗

That girl and her sister Marlene and this girl and her brothers met the summer of 1965 at the Oklahoma City Kiwanis Center. A place we loved! M-F our home away from home.

Richenda‘s journey was one of love and devotion to God, Family, Friends & Students. . . Always thoughtful, welcoming & a great adventurer.

As best friends we were devastated when my family moved from Oklahoma City. The day of departure Richenda gave me an envelope with a note saying it could be opened only on the plane. She had written WBS BF (write back soon best friend) was to be our sign off when we wrote to each other. . . For 55 years. . . July 16, 2020 WBS BF our last sign off . . .

To Richenda’s Family, my love & prayers are yours . . . Always, Elaine

Suzan Shown Harjo

July 29, 2020

When Richenda June was less than a month old, I got to see her father, Richard (my mother’s younger and favorite brother), place her in the arms of our grandmother, Richenda. There, in our grandparents‘ home in El Reno, Oklahoma, we all fell in love with the beautiful, smiling baby, who never seemed to cry, and I felt quite special because we almost shared a birthday, hers on the first and mine on the second of June. She remained a most fave cousin and, when I lived with her family in Oklahoma City for part of my senior year in high school, she became the younger sister I never had. She was the best road companion ever, and we traveled tens of thousands of miles to secular and ceremonial gatherings all over Indian Country. I am enormously grateful for her calm presence, steady voice and empowering words at some of the most important moments of my life, including at the symposium on my life and work on last year’s Equinox, which she and her daughter Lisa made complete by their participation. I am forever grateful that she was the best Auntie to my son when he dearly needed a loving heart and kindly teacher. She and I kept each other’s confidences, were unfailingly honest and knew each other’s hearts, and our talks were never artificial or superficial. My image of her is of a field of lovely, powerful medicine flowers that we have seen in many springs, in full bloom in many holy places, just around the time our birthdays align with the Morning Star and other sky markers. I am happy with the thought that she is being greeted by our relatives on the other side, and that she is now an Ancestor, with an even more enhanced love of family, friends and goodness. Richenda June, Blessed Star Child. Nae’ese.

Esther (Esty) Zaccone

July 29, 2020

I am heartbroken to hear that my dear sweet friend June went home to be with the Lord. She was one of the sweetest kindest people I’ve ever known... she was a friend, a neighbor who I car pooled with to work, we taught at a few schools together.... we had many wonderful talks and she was always so kind and positive and loving... She came up to visit me at Tuscany Inn Tennessee where I live now... a few years ago. I’m so glad she came up for this visit... it was so good spending time with her after we had not seen each other for many years.. she will be in my heart always and will be missed 😢

FROM THE FAMILY

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