Willie Lee “Bill” Cochran, 90, a long-time Granger resident, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at the Toppenish hospital.

He was born Oct. 25, 1913 in Coleman, Okla., the son of Lousia A. (Breeding) and William B. Cochran. He received his education in Oklahoma. On Aug. 26, 1940 he married Helen Bassett in Antlers, Okla. Following their marriage they lived in El Paso, Texas before moving to Cle Elum, where he worked on a dairy farm. The Cochran’s later moved to Granger, settling at Crewport. Mr. Cochran worked at Hanford for a short time. He retired after 20 years of working at Stokley Van Camps.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Cochran of Granger; one daughter, Patricia Craft of Granger; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and four brothers.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, April 2, 2004, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 3, 2004, from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.


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