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Donald Lee Cochran

Sept. 10, 1934 - Nov. 28, 2020


August 26, 2021

Donald Lee Cochran died November 28, 2020, at the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences, N.M., of Covid-19 related illness.

Don was born September 10, 1934, to Orca Edward and Mildred Mae (Dodson) Rader in Clovis (CurryCo.) New Mexico. He spent his early school years in T or C then moved to Palouse in 1948 to live with his mother Mildred and step-father Raymond Cochran.

Don attended Palouse High School 1948-52 where he was active in sports and class leadership. He was class president in his senior year, graduating in June of 1952. After working briefly at the shipyards in...

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