Jean Cochran

November 30th, 1923 to December 7th, 2008


H. Cochran, 85, of Port Huron Michigan, passed away Sunday, December

7, 2008 at Barrs Residential. She will be missed. Jean

was born November 30, 1923 in Daytona, Florida, to Susan (Thusa)

Tarbell Hamlin and C.E. Hamlin. She attended the Western

Michigan Laboratory School in Kalamazoo and graduated from Western

Michigan with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology in 1944. During

that time, she met and married John Roland (John R.) Cochran. Jean

and John R. lived in St. Simons Island, GA, while he was attending

Naval Training. The Cochranslater moved to NewYork

where Jean supported the family while John R. earned his Doctorate

from Columbia University. Jean and John R. eventually

returned to Kalamazoo where he became Superintendent of Schools.

They next moved to Port Huron in 1971 where Jean and John R.

became involved in the community, including supporting the local

YMCA, Kiwanis, Hospice and the Port Huron Hospital as well as the

Port Huron Public Schools. After John R.s death in

1981, Jean was an active member of the Black River Country Club, an

avid bridge player, amember of a bowling league and never

missed her daily crossword. She continued her support of the

Port Huron area and dabbled in the stock market. She is

survived by her daughters, Pamela (James) Feldt of Statesboro,

Georgia; Jill Cochran (Roger Milliken) of Marietta, Georgia; and son

and daughter-in-law Lee J. and Bobbie Brown of Cadillac, Michigan;

Grandchildren Susannah (Matthew) Thomas of Midland, Michigan, and

Kirsten and Ian Milliken of Marietta, Georgia. A

Memorial service will be held Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 1

oclock at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home, 1720 Elk Street at Pine

Grove Avenue, Port Huron.


in Jeans honor may be provided to the Blue Water YMCA.

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