Guy L. Cochran Obituary
Guy Cochran Corvallis, Died Late Monday Evening
From Western News, Thursday December 19, 1957
Compiled by Darby Martin
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Dowling chapel for Guy Cochran of Corvallis who died at his home Monday Dec. 16 at 10 p.m. after an illness of many years. Death was due to a heart condition.
Rev. Gerald Meyer will officiate at rites and burial will be in the family plot at Corvallis cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ray Murphy, Gill Chaffin, Sidney Johnson, Louise Wolfe, Ed Bay, O. S. Lockwood. An infant son preceded Mr. Cochran in death in 1905.
Guy Lewis Cochran was born Jan. 28, 1879 at Knox City, Mo. He grew up and attended school there. He came to Montana in 1899 and worked in Deer Lodge for a year before coming to Corvallis. He operated a barber shop for several years. He was married to Josie. M Barr on April 13, 1903. Rev J. D. Lear performed the ceremony at the bride’s home. Mr. and Mrs. Cochran both served as postmaster for Corvallis from 1908 to 1920. They moved to Idaho for a year, returned to Darby where he was in business about ten years. They returned to Corvallis where he worked at Bays store until ill health caused his retirement.
Mr. Cochran was a member of the Masonic lodge and members of that group will present their services at the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. Cochran noted their golden wedding anniversary in 1953.
Survivors are the widow, a son Theodore L. of Tremonton, Utah; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Guy Cochran leaves numerous friends. He was respected by business associates and neighbors alike. The sympathy of the Corvallis community goes to his family at this time.
Mr. Cochran’s granddaughter Mrs. W. D. Hoverson of Portland arrived today to attend the rites. Other survivors are a nephew Thomas Vanlandingham of Missoula and nieces and nephews in Boise, Idaho and back east.