Paul Cochran

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 1, 2012

Paul Cochran, 69, died at the home of his loving son, Mark, in Syracuse,
Utah on Feb. 26, 2012. A native of Beaumont, he was born on Dec. 13, 1942, to Claudia and Jesse James Cochran. He was born into a large family and later in his life lived in Leesville.
He was a United States Air Force veteran serving
during the Vietnam War. His family was sad to see him go since he was the main cook in the home. After the military, he owned his own restaurant called Spindle Top Café in Beaumont. He sold this restaurant and became a regional manager for Dairy
Queen Corporation and later owned a business for home remodeling, maintenance, and painting.
In 1962, he married Irene Fry of Inchelium, Washington and had two children, Mark and Paula.
After 23 years, they divorced and went
their own ways. While living in Leesville, he met Holly in 2001. They grew to love one another and she called him her hero before her passing in 2005.
Paul was a wonderful man, loved by his family and friends. He was a true and loyal
friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his children, Mark Cochran and his wife, Becca and Paula LeClair; grandchildren, Joseph, Alex, Rachel and Jacob; former wife, Irene Fry Cochran; mother, Claudia Murphy
Cochran; brothers, John Joseph, John Mark, and Danny; and sisters, Dolly, Paula, Gloria, and Kathy;
A gathering of his family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until noon on March 3, 2012, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Ave. in Beaumont.
A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Rosepine Cemetery in Rosepine under the direction of Broussard’s.
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