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Celebrating the life of
Joan Cochran Terrell
March 10, 1927 - December 26, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Vigil
  • 5:00pm - Monday, January 09, 2017
  • St. Joseph\'s Catholic Church
  • 1505 Kane St. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77007

  • (713) 222-6193
  • Funeral mass
  • 10:00am - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • St. Joseph\'s Catholic Church
  • 1505 Kane St. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77007

  • (713) 222-6193
  • Reception
  • 12:00pm - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

Joan was a very special member of the clinical laboratory family from the day she began working until her passing. She touched and influenced so many colleagues. When I travel around the country, it seems that everywhere there is always someone who remembers Joan and her influence. She loved her students and co-workers and they admired her. She will be missed. Sincere condolences to her family, Donna Meyer

Donna Meyer, Houston , TX

Our condolence to the family. Joan will always be a part of our lives, we loved her so much and she will be truly missed.

Richard &Linda Rodriguez, Houston , Tx.

Babushka Joan was a warm grandmother to our family. She is missed.

The Bourselina Kessels, Carlisle, MA

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a great lady.

Grady and Joan Puryear, Fredericksburg, TX

Joan Cochran Terrell, widow of Dailey Burnham Terrell, daughter of Alice Elizabeth Hanchett and Nehemiah Cochran, died on December 26, 2016, at her home in Houston, Texas. A 1948 alumna of the Rice Institute, she went on to endow the Alice Hanchett Memorial Family-Endowed Scholarship at Rice, which provides support for gifted students at the Shepherd School of Music. During her forty-year career at St. Joseph’s Hospital, she was Director of St. Joseph’s School of Medical Technology and Director of Quality Control in St. Joseph’s Laboratory. Her primary area of expertise was hematology. Over the years, she mentored hundreds of medical technologists, exhorting her students to “always remember the patient.” She received her master’s degree in education from the University of Michigan in 1985. Through their memberships in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Live Oak Friends Meeting, their work with the Houston Food Bank and the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and most especially in the generous friendship they extended to everyone they met, Joan and her late husband Burnham Terrell touched countless lives. She was a mother, mentor, and source of counsel to many women, an independent leader who remained a staunch supporter of both the Catholic Church and the Democratic Party. She is survived by her children Cynthia Bamford; Elizabeth Glant; Carl, Clyde, and William Kessel; Thomas McNeely; Eva and Geoff Terrell; and Christopher Todd; and by her grandchildren Julia Bamford; Andrew, Christine, Gregory, and Laura Kessel; Alice McGrath; Kirill Shubin and Helena Shubina; Betsy Singsaas; and Jenny Straus. A vigil will be held at 5 pm Monday, January 9th and a funeral mass at 10 am Tuesday, January 10th, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1505 Kane St, Houston, TX 77007, with a reception starting at noon, January 10th, at Bradshaw Carter Funeral Home, 1734 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77098. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to organizations supporting peace, equality, and social justice.

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Joan was a very special member of the clinical laboratory family from the day she began working until her passing. She touched and influenced so many colleagues. When I travel around the country, it seems that everywhere there is always someone who remembers Joan and her influence. She loved her students and co-workers and they admired her. She will be missed. Sincere condolences to her family, Donna Meyer

Donna Meyer, Houston , TX

Candle tribute lit by Taylor Jack Cochran and family — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Lesley Boultinghouse — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Edward and Claudia Betancourt — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Peggy Kessel — Texas

Our condolence to the family. Joan will always be a part of our lives, we loved her so much and she will be truly missed.

Richard &Linda Rodriguez, Houston , Tx.

Babushka Joan was a warm grandmother to our family. She is missed.

The Bourselina Kessels, Carlisle, MA

Candle tribute lit by Maria Sanchez — Texas

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a great lady.

Grady and Joan Puryear, Fredericksburg, TX


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