Famie Cochran

Posted: Friday, February 23, 2007



Portland, Ore., resident Famie Cochran died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, of natural causes. She was 96.

Per her wishes no services will be held. She will be laid to rest with her husband in the Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, Wash.

Mrs. Cochran was born March 13, 1910, in Yakima, Wash. She married Reese Cochran in 1930. They lived in Yakima and Vancouver.

When her husband died in 1958 she moved to Portland and bought a large home. She was able to support herself and her teenaged daughter. She also provided a home to many World War II veterans who were unable to live independently. Some stayed for a short period of time and some lived there for more than 35 years.

“She was an inspiration to all who knew her,” her family said.

Mrs. Cochran was preceded in death by her husband; and recently her great-grandson, Paul Walluk of Kenai.

She is survived by by her son, Charles Cochran of Kent, Wash.; daughter, Mary Showalter of Sterling; grandchildren, Teresa Moran of Soldotna, Charlie Cochran of Kent, Jennifer Yeoman of Kenai and James Showalter of Sterling; great-grandchildren, Amanda Hall of Soldotna, Haley Cochran of Anchorage, Nadia Walluk of Kenai, Jalyn and Jenna Yeoman of Kenai, Landen Showalter of Sterling and Jessica Moran of Soldotna; and great-great-grandchildren, Haley Falgout and Alex and Maya Hall, all of Soldotna.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Staples Funeral Home in Vancouver.

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