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Charles Cochrane


February 6, 2020

Charles Cochrane

Charles Cochrane

Charles G. Cochrane, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at his home near Princeton, Idaho.

Born Nov. 18, 1930, in Potlatch, to Eugene and Edna Bunney Cochrane, Charles attended the Chamber Flat Country School and the Potlatch schools.

He joined the U.S. Army on April 19, 1951, and was discharged April 18, 1953, as a private first class.

He married Donna Dunn May 22, 1959, in Coeur d'Alene, and they made their home in the Princeton area. Charles was employed by Clearwater Power as a lineman for a few years and then started working at the Boone Lumber Co., now Bennett Lumber Products. He retired in 1993.

Charles then took care of his wife, Donna, who died in 2007, and his mother-in-law, Bertha Dunn, who died in 2008.

Charles loved to go fishing, hunting and camping. He enjoyed driving in the woods, cutting firewood, playing pinochle and gardening.

Survivors include two sons, Randy Cochrane, of Princeton, and Delbert Cochrane (Teresa), of Princeton; one daughter, Kathy Jo Teipelke (David), of Clarkston; three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Church of the Nazarene in Princeton with Pastor Kathy Kramer officiating and a U.S. Army Honor Guard and Potlatch Post participating. A covered-dish lunch will follow the service. Urn burial will be at the Woodfell Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the Potlatch Ambulance Fund, Box 63, Potlatch, ID, 83855.


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