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In memory of
Paul R. Cochran
Paul R. Cochran Jan. 13, 1932 - Nov. 2, 2019 Paul R. Cochran, age 87, went to be with the Lord Nov. 2, 2019. He was born Jan. 13, 1932 in Monaca, Pa., to Clarence and Josephine Cochran, the fourth of seven children. Paul graduated from Philadelphia Bible College and joined Village Missions. While pastoring at his first church in Fernwood, Idaho he met and married Joyce Esther Apperson,Sept. 4, 1958. Together they pastored churches in Fernwood, Idaho, Bandon, Ore., Beaver Falls, Pa., and Dalkena and Lakebay, Wash. He ended his career as a District Representative for Village Missions until he retired in 1998. Paul and Joyce had two children, Paul Robert "Bob" Cochran Jr. and Rebecca (Calder) Cochran. Paul enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing the piano and visiting with friends and family. There were no strangers in his life. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce (1992); his brother, Russell; and sisters, Delores, Josephine and Myrlyn. He is survived by two brothers, Melvin and Fred; and children, Bob (Donna) of Gresham, Becky (Rudy) Calder, of Poulsbo, Wash.; grandchildren, Kyle (Lindsey), Katharina, Emily and Mindy Calder; and great-grandson, Callan Cochran. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Gresham Funeral Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave., Gresham, OR 97080. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Paul R. Cochran
Paul R. Cochran Jan. 13, 1932 - Nov. 2, 2019 Paul R. Cochran, age 87, went to be with the Lord Nov. 2, 2019. He was born Jan. 13, 1932 in Monaca, Pa., to Clarence and Josephine Cochran, the fourth of seven children. Paul graduated from Philadelphia Bible College and joined Village Missions. While pastoring at his first church in Fernwood, Idaho he met and married Joyce Esther Apperson,Sept. 4, 1958. Together they pastored churches in Fernwood, Idaho, Bandon, Ore., Beaver Falls, Pa., and Dalkena and Lakebay, Wash. He ended his career as a District Representative for Village Missions until he retired in 1998. Paul and Joyce had two children, Paul Robert "Bob" Cochran Jr. and Rebecca (Calder) Cochran. Paul enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing the piano and visiting with friends and family. There were no strangers in his life. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce (1992); his brother, Russell; and sisters, Delores, Josephine and Myrlyn. He is survived by two brothers, Melvin and Fred; and children, Bob (Donna) of Gresham, Becky (Rudy) Calder, of Poulsbo, Wash.; grandchildren, Kyle (Lindsey), Katharina, Emily and Mindy Calder; and great-grandson, Callan Cochran. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Gresham Funeral Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave., Gresham, OR 97080. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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