Floyd Cochran passed away July 22, 2010, at his home in Parkdale, Ore., with family by his side.
Floyd was born Aug. 4, 1934, in Bryson City, N.C., to Harley and Una (Ray) Cochran. He lived in North Carolina until he was 11, when he moved to the Hood River Valley with his family.
The family lived in Hood River and Floyd attended schools in Hood River and then went to work for Hanel Mill, where he worked nearly 40 years on the floor as an edger and sawyer. He was a hard-working man who provided for his family.
On Nov. 11, 1952, Floyd married Lila Mary Meyers at Stevenson, Wash., and they made their home in Parkdale. They were blessed with five children: Teresa, Terry, David, Daniel and Donald.
The family recalls their memories of many camping, hunting and fishing trips or when Floyd would bring out his guitar and sing. The family was active in the Odell First Baptist Church and although in his later years he wouldn’t play his guitar he still loved to sing at church.
Floyd was an avid bowler and bowled three times a week for many years and was bowling right up to the end. He collected many friends over the years from Hanel Mill, the Odell Baptist Church and bowling league, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Floyd is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, Lila, at their home in Parkdale; four children: Teresa (and Bruce) Bell, of Riverside, Calif., Terry Cochran, of Hood River, Dave (and Jeannette) Cochran, of Hood River, and Don (and Dianna) Cochran, of Hood River.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Andrea, Christina, Shawn, Kara, Ryan, Natalie, James, Amber and Pat; six great-grandchildren: Natasha, Nicole, Olive, Jordon, Julian and Niya; siblings Helen Muhs, George Cochran and Bill Cochran; and other distant family and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dan Cochran.
A service to honor Floyd is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Family friend and Pastor Rick Plank will officiate. Graveside rites will follow at Idlewilde Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000.
Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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