Paul R. Cochran January 13, 1932-November 2, 2019
Paul R. Cochran, age 87, went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2019. He was born January 13th, 1932 in Monaca Pennsylvania to Clarence and Josephine Cochran, the fourth of seven children. Paul graduated from Philadelphia Bible College and joined Village Missions in 1957. While pastoring at his first church in Fernwood, Idaho he met and married Joyce Esther Apperson on September 4th, 1958. Together they pastored churches in Fernwood Idaho, Bandon Oregon, Beaver Falls Pennsylvania, Dalkena and Lakebay Washington. In addition to pastoring, he loved vacation Bible schools and summer youth camps where he often cooked for the entire group. He ended his career in Rochester, Washington where he served 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. He moved into Troutdale's Cherry Park Plaza in 2004 and regularly attended Wood Village Baptist Church. Paul enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing the piano and visiting with friends and family. There were no strangers in his life.
Paul was proceeded in death by his loving wife Joyce (1992) and is survived by his children Bob (Donna) of Gresham, Becky (Rudy) Calder, of Poulsbo, Washington; grandchildren Kyle (Lindsey) and Katharina Cochran, Emily and Mindy Calder and great grandchildren Callan and Lucy Cochran.
A celebration of life will be held November 23th at 11:00 am at Gresham Funeral Chapel, 257 SE Roberts Ave, Gresham, OR 97080.