June 9, 1998, Page 11
OBITUARY - HELEN COCHRANE
Services have been held for Helen BOYD COCHRANE of Forest Grove, who died May 18 of age-related causes. The former Eugene
and Cottage Grove resident was 98.
COCHRANE was born Aug. 20, 1899, in Tingley, Iowa, to Henry and Margaret BOYD. She
was raised on a farm in Iowa and graduated from Iowa State College. She later taught school in Colorado.
Alfred COCHRANE, and they had a ranchin Colorado before moving to California. They moved to Cottage Grove [OR] in 1945,
where they had a ranch near Dorena Reservoir. Her husband died in 1955.
COCHRANE moved to Eugene in 1965 and to Forest
Grove in 1985. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and traveling. She had journey around the world on a ship. She was
a member of the Eastern Star and the Episcopal Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Joan FOSTER of Coos Bay; six
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A son, Bruce COCHRANE, died in 1984.
Burial was at Fir Grove Cemetery in
Cottage Grove. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Home in Cottage Grove was in charge of arrangements.
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