WILLIE LEE COCHRAN
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.