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David H. Cochran

August 7, 1931 - December 26, 2012
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David H. Cochran (Dave), 81 passed away quietly on December 26, 2012 in Sun City West, Arizona. He is survived by Peggy his wife of 62+ years. They enjoyed a long life together with many fond memories. In the beginning Dave and His bride moved around as he was in the Navy for 5 years, during this time they brought Patrick into the world (1952), shortly after that they welcomed daughter Barbara (1953). Dave left the Navy and moved back to Michigan to settle down and start their new life, in 1958 they welcomed another daughter Michelle. Moving to Detroit, Dave was employed by Cadillac Motor and drove semi-truck until his retirement after 31...
David H. Cochran (Dave), 81 passed away quietly on December 26, 2012 in Sun City West, Arizona. He is survived by Peggy his wife of 62+ years. They enjoyed a long life together with many fond memories. In the beginning Dave and His bride moved around as he was in the Navy for 5 years, during this time they brought Patrick into the world (1952), shortly after that they welcomed daughter Barbara (1953). Dave left the Navy and moved back to Michigan to settle down and start their new life, in 1958 they welcomed another daughter Michelle. Moving to Detroit, Dave was employed by Cadillac Motor and drove semi-truck until his retirement after 31 years. With all the kids gone they bought some land and moved to Lupton, Michigan to begin their next chapter together. With son Patrick and family moving to Phoenix, Arizona they saw an opportunity to travel so they purchased a motorhome and began spending summers in Michigan and winters in Arizona they became as we call them in Phoenix, "SNOWBIRDS". They have met many others just like them and have enjoyed and continue to enjoy those they have met over these many years of travel. Dave will be missed by all that have touched his life. He had the gift to gab and was always willing to help out any one at a any time, he was a very caring person. Dave was a member of many organizations, the UAW, Sheriff's Posse in West Branch, The Mason's-Masonic Lodge #376 and was a Shiner. Dave had a number furry friends as well over the years but, his best friend here was a Sheltie named "Lady".

Dave will be missed by son Patrick (Margie), grandchildren Shelley Wilson (Matt), Allen and great-grandchildren Ethan Wilson, Carter Wilson and Bailey Cochran.

Daughter Barbara Lanier, (George), grandchildren, Karrie (Steve), Christopher (Penny), Kelly (Mark), Michael (Samantha) George and Melissa (David), and great-grandchildren Cassandra, Kalob, KC, Nicole, Joshua, Ashlyn, Samana, Olivia, Lily, Jacob, Grace, Alaina, Charlotte, Justin and Mattison, also great great-grandchildren, Trevor, Vance, Hunter, Anabelle, Bentley and Danica.

Daughter Michelle McDonald, (Michael).

We all have memories of Dave and we would love to have you share your stories for all of us to remember him by and pass them on for years to come. Please share your memories on the online guest book. At www.dignitymemorial.com click on and follow the directions.

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