Jackie Cochran
Jackie Cochran

Birth name

Jacqueline Cochrane


May 11, 1943 (age 67)


San Jose, CA


San Francisco, CA






Marion Stringfellow


Ira and Mary Cochran

Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran (born May 11, 1943) is a priest and theologian with the Episcopal Church. She had a brief relationship with Orville Shuge in the 1960's, and is the mother of Marion Stringfellow. Cochran has remained good friends with Quetzalcoatl since the 1960's. She has been known to be very active in the LGBT religious community.

Early lifeEdit

Jackie Cochran was born May 11, 1943 to Ira and Mary Cochran in San Jose, California. She had a normal childhood, and her parents encouraged her to nurture her fascionation with religion and mythology.


Cochran attended Columbia University from 1961 to 1965, and the San Francisco Theological Seminary from 1967 to 1971.

Relationship with Orville ShugeEdit

Cochran had a brief relationship with Orville Shuge from 1962 to 1964 while they were both students at New York University. The couple broke up in 1964 when Shuge learned Cochran was pregnant with his child. Shortly after giving birth to the baby, who she named Marion Zhuge, Cochran gave it up for adoption in 1965. Cochran never learned the identity of the mysterious adoptive parent, who turned out to be Marion Zhuge's own grandfather, Zhuge Zhan.

Friendship with QuetzalcoatlEdit

Cochran has been lifelong friends with Wilbur Zhuge, more commonly known as "Quetzalcoatl," since 1962. Quetzalcoatl occasionally stays with Cochran when he is in San Francisco, CA. Cochran is vaguelly aware of Quetzalcoatl's posession of the flight equation, a knowledge she has chosen not to pursure. Cochran is also the only person who knows of Quetzalcoatl's true identity.

Relationship with Marion and Amelia StringfellowEdit

Despite having giving up Marion Zhuge (who later married and became Marion Stringfellow) for adoption in 1965, Cochran has maintained a distant and often anonymous relationship with her daughter. She has harbored tremendous guilt during the past four decades over her decision to give her daughter up for adoption. Upon learning of Amelia Stringfellow's birth in 1993, Cochran began sending anonymous birthday cards to her granddaughter as well. Cochran has shared her knowledge of Amelia Stringfellow's existence with Quetzalcoatl.

Religious careerEdit

Cochran has been a priest with the San Francisco Episcopalian Church since 1975. She is also an expert on ancient religions and mythologies, and has written many columns and co-authored several books on the topic.

Coming outEdit

Cochran came out as a lesbian to her friends and family in 1987.