LCpl. Michael Q. Koecher

Michael  Quentin  Koecher  died  in Las Vegas, NV, on  January 7, 2003.  He was  born  April  23,   1944  in  Pensacola,   FL  to Quentin  V.  Koecher  and Marjorie Ann Koecher.   He and his  family lived in Houston,  TX  for  many years.  He served in  Vietnam with the  U. S. Marine Corps and  was awarded the  Air  Medal  for  Meritorious Achievement  while  serving  as a  helicopter aerial gunner in Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364.  He was discharged June 4, 1965 with the rank of Lance Corporal.   He completed high school in the military and attended Memphis State where  he majored in accounting. After his service in the military he lived in Memphis, TN, Kodiak Island, AK, Phoenix, AZ,  and Las Vegas,  NV.   He was married to the former Pat Grace of Memphis,  TN, and to the former Jean Wade,  also of  Memphis.  His  sur- vivors  are  his  father,  Quentin V. Koecher  of Pittsburg,  TX,  a sister,  Ann Koecher Shine  of Cypress,  TX, three brothers,  Tom Koecher of Vancouver, WA, Randy Koecher of Rosharon,  TX, and Drew Koecher of Dallas, TX,  his two daughters, Ann Koecher Jackson Wood of Olive Branch,  MS, and Kim- berly Jean,  an adopted son, Michael, and three grandchildren, Sean Michael Wood,  Amanda Wood and Daniel Wood.  Services were held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1915 Holman at Main, Houston, TX., Wednesday, January 15, at  1:30.   He  was  interned  at  Forest  Park  West,  Houston,  TX.    Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Compean Funeral Home .

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