Mary Jane Cochran
June 11, 1934- February 4, 2014
Mary Jane Cochran, 79, of Great Mills passed away February 4, 2014 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was born June 11, 1934 in Radford, VA to John Henry and Juanita (Coalson) Brown. She was raised in Radford and graduated from Radford High School in 1953. She married William Edward Cochran on August 24, 1949. Bill served in the Air Force, and they traveled and lived all over the United States and abroad. After his retirement in 1971, they settled in Lothian, and have lived in St. Mary’s County since 1993. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Upper Marlboro. Mary was primarily a homemaker, and her life revolved around her husband and children. She loved taking care of her family, and also enjoyed reading and sewing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Dicky Brown and a sister Betty Leighton . Mary is survived by her loving husband William E. “Bill” Cochran, Sr., and four children Pamela J. Whitlow and husband Bruce of Rose Haven, Janet S. Farrell and husband Jack of California, MD, William E. Cochran, Jr. and wife Stephanie of Fulton, MD, and John K. Cochran and wife Cindy of Dunkirk. Also surviving are grandchildren Jennifer Campbell, Heather Crowley, Allison Farrell, Cambrie, JC, and Kayley Cochran; great-grandchildren Tatiana, Jaden, Justice, Rory and Alice; and sisters Dorothy Hyler of Richmond, VA, Doris Viers of Radford, VA, and Marie Shelton Brown of Salem, VA.
Friday, February 7, 2014