Paul R. Cochran, age 87, went to be with the Lord on November 2nd, 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. 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. 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 is proceeded 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, Washington; grandchildren Kyle (Lindsey), Katharina, Emily and Mindy Calder and great grandson Callan Cochran.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 23rd at 11:00 am at Gresham Funeral Chapel, 257 SE Roberts Ave, Gresham, OR 97080