ANNEMARIE MENZ COCHRAN
Annemarie Menz Cochran died May 18, 2010, at her home in Southport. She was 88.
Cochran was born in 1922 in Charlottenburg, Germany, a suburb of Berlin. In 1926, she and her brother, Frederick, moved to Washington, D.C., with their mother, Katarina Josaphina Kemp Menz, and became U.S. citizens.
She was a student at Sidwell Friends and later attended Hannah More Academy boarding school. Pursuing her love of art, she attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington and then modeled professionally in New York City. Summers were spent at the family estate in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.
After World War II, she worked for the American Red Cross in the Philippines. Upon her return to the U.S., she met and married Worthington Johnson of Pittsburgh. They settled in Fairfield and had two children, Margo Johnson and Worthy Johnson Jr. They later divorced and she married Drayton Cochran of Oyster Bay, N.Y. They had one son, Gifford W. Cochran.
Much of her married life to Drayton was spent sailing around the world, visiting exotic locations and living life to its fullest. Her love of art produced beautiful watercolor paintings and jewelry that she created as she traveled. She loved her painting and workshop projects. Her journey through life was full with friends from not only the U.S., but also San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and the Azores.
She is survived by her children, Gifford Cochran of Bozeman, Mont., Worthy Johnson of Jackson Hole, Wy., and Margo Johnson of Hobe Sound, Fla.; and her grandchildren, Nina Lynch, Handley and Stephanie Johnson, and Drayton and Lucy Cochran.
She was predeceased by her husband, Drayton Cochran, and her granddaughter, Jennifer Worthington Johnson.
A memorial will take place at Pequot Yacht Club in Southport on Sunday, June 13, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Condolences may be made online at www.shaughnesseybanks.com