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Wanda Colene Cochran

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Born 1937 -- Died 2006

Colene (Rowden) Cochran was born on Feb. 14, 1937, to Remmel and Verneen Rowden in Oxford, Ark., the eldest of six children,

After marrying at the age of 16, she moved to Washington with her husband Sam. She was a member of the Washington Avenue Church of Christ. She worked in a variety of jobs including Realtor.

During her career in real estate she served on numerous committees and in leadership of the Yakima Association of Realtors. At least once each year Cochran would travel back to Arkansas to visit family and friends. With a family tradition of music, she and her siblings would often travel to Branson, Mo., together to enjoy the music they all loved. She was well known for her pies.

She is survived by her son Doug and his wife Bettie of Olympia, Wash.; granddaughters Shea Cochran of Seattle, Tai Cochran of Pullman, Wash., and Erica Lebans-Englund and her husband Paul of Spokane, Wash., and their two sons, Isaac and Owen; her brother, Hoyt Rowden and his wife Eula of Greenbrier, Ark.; sisters Paulette Dockins and her husband James of Salem, Ark., Kathryn Starr and her husband Lawrence of Conway, Ark., and Lana Simpson of Marion, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother and youngest brother John.

A memorial service was held on June 17 in the Keith and Keith Terrace Heights Chapel. Burial followed in the Terrace Heights Memorial Park.