The Pryor Times

November 30, 2012

Obituary: Lorraine Johnson

— Memorial services for Lorraine M. Johnson, 91, Pryor, will be held, Dec 8, 1 p.m at Stephens Memorial Chapel, Pryor.  Brother Louie Tyner will officiate.   Services are entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel.

Johnson was born May 8, 1921 in Muskogee to Scott and Carmen (Lively) Cochrane. She died Thursday in Pryor at the age of 91.

Johnson graduated from Tulsa Central High School with the class of 1937. She had lived in Pryor since 1999, she moved here from Pensacola.  She had also lived in San Bernardino, California and Jamestown, Colorado.  While living in Jamestown Lorraine served as the Post Master.  She was married to Eugene H. Johnson on October 2, 1971. Johnson was a member of the Adair Methodist Church.  She was an avid bowler and bowled for several years with the Pryor Bowling League and also with a league in Boulder, Colorado. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and belonged to a Square Dance group.  She was an accomplished short story and poem author and wrote melodramas performed by the citizens of Jamestown, Colorado. She also enjoyed traveling her and Eugene traveled all over the United States and Canada in their Motor Home.

Johnson is survived by husband Eugene of the home, daughter Cheryle Stapp and husband Brian of Tulsa, brother Jackson Cochrane and wife Dorothy of Hesperia, California, nephews John and Patrick and several great nieces and nephews two step-sons Raymond Charles Upp and wife Louise of Torrance, California, Robert Johnson and wife Medy of Port Orchard, Washington, daughter-in-law Rosie Long of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, grandson J.C. Long, two granddaughters Allison Goodfellow and husband Michael, Tracy Zserdin and husband Mike, two great granddaughters Skylar and Melody Goodfellow and two great grandsons Jake and Zach Zserdin, two granddaughters Teresa Upp of Hawaii and April Upp, M.S.MFT and husband Bill of California, great granddaughter Lillyann, great grandsons Steven and Jack, grandson Christopher Johnson, step-grandchildren Michelle, Russell Upp and Derrick Upp of California and beloved cousin JoAnn Sefton and her daughter, Johnny of New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband James Long, second husband Raymond Edward Upp and third husband Glenn W. Upp, two sons Ronald James Long and Larry Glenn Upp, step-son Glenn W. Upp, Jr.

Eugene and Cheryle would like to invite family and friends over to the Johnson’s home after service for refreshments and fellowship.

To sign Lorraine’s “Memory Book” at