This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved Robert Cochran who was born in LaPlata, Missouri on 19th October 1918 and passed away on 10th July 2012, 93 years of age.
Robert "Bob" Leon Cochran
1918 ~ 2012
Robert Cochran, our beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away July 10, 2012 at the home of his daughter in Scottsdale, Arizona. Robert joins his beloved wife, Eugenia; father and mother, James and Ida Cochran; sisters, Mabel Stella and Gladys Jefferson; brothers, Herb, Sherman, Clarence (Bud), and Fred Cochran; stepmother, Mary Ann Cochran; and stepbrother, Wayne Thomas, all who preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jeff Sutherland; his son and daughter-in-law, Robert (Bob) and Phyllis Cochran; 5 grandsons, Jeff, John, and David Sutherland, Sam and James Cochran; 9 great grandchildren, Random, Grey, Nicholas, Brooke, Mason, Chloe, Rachel, Emma, and Molly; and his sister, Peg Hoeppner of Kansas City, Missouri. Robert was born in LaPlata, Missouri on October 19, 1918. At 6 months his family moved to Marceline, Missouri.
In August 1940 he joined the ArmyAir Corp and was trained as a bombsight and auto-pilot set-up and repair technician. He was a Tech Sergeant stationed in New York. He and his crews set-up B-17 bomb sights bound for the European Theater during World War II. Honorably discharged in 1945, he returned to Marceline, Missouri and worked there until moving to Utah in 1946. He married Eugenia Massa in 1942. Robert and his wife lived in Highland Boy and Copperton, Utah. He worked at Kennecott Copper as a shovel operator from 1946 until he retired in December 1982. He was also a part-time auto mechanic during that time.
During retirement Bob and his wife lived in Copperton during the summer, and Scottsdale, Arizona in the winter. His strength, love, sense of humor, and gentle way will be greatly missed by family and friends. Visitation will be Monday, July 16th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State St. in Midvale, Utah. The funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to Hospice of Arizona, 19820 North 7th Avenue Suite 130, Phoenix, AZ 85027.