Lila Mary Meyers Cochran passed on Nov. 8, 2018, at Providence Hospital in Portland, Ore. Her granddaughter, Amber McMillan, was with her when she passed.
Lila was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Yakima, Wash., to Merton and Mary (Mayfield) Meyers. She lived her earlier years in Yakima and then moved to the Hood River Valley.
While the family lived in Hood River, Lila attended Mt. Hood and Parkdale schools, from elementary through high school. She was a homemaker, but through the years seasonally worked in the packing house at Diamond Fruit Growers.
On Nov 11, 1952, she married Floyd Cochran, in Stevenson, Wash. They made their home in Parkdale. The two had met through Floyd’s brother, George Cochran. Five children were born to them: Teresa, Terry, David, Dan, and Don.
Lila was devoted to her family, sewing clothes for her children, as they grew. She always had a large garden, canning endless fruits, vegetables and even some meat in order to provide for her family. She was a great cook and was an avid baker, baking cookies, pies, cakes and her specialty, maple bars and cinnamon rolls. If someone needed help, whether providing food, babysitting or whatever was needed, she was there to assist. Lila was active in church, teaching Sunday school, and setting up and assisting with church potlucks. She was all about family and lived for her kids and grandchildren and could be quite a cut-up.
Lila is survived and will be dearly missed by three children: Teresa (husband Bruce) Bell, of Gresham, Ore.; Don (wife Dianna) Cochran, Hood River; and David (wife Jeanette) Cochran of Hood River.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Andrea, Christina, Shawn, Kara, Ryan, Natalie, James, Amber and Pat; great-grandchildren, Natasha, Nicole, Olive, Niya, Mikah, Kehinde, Benjamin, Isaac, Erika, Mason, Cale, Jordan and Julian; siblings, Carol Webb, of Tygh Valley, Majil Deel, of Portland, Gay Stewart, of Terrebonne and Jess Meyers, of Tygh Valley; as well as extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death, by her husband Floyd and sons Terry and Dan.
Services are planned for 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River. Family friend and Pastor Rick Plank will be officiating. Graveside rites will follow at the Idlewilde Cemetery.
Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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