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Nancy Watson Elder Cochran

Febr. 21, 1932 May 26, 2022


Nancy Watson Elder Cochran passed away May 26, 2022, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

She was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Fargo, N.D., the first of eight children born to Omer and Marjean (Crites) Watson. Omer moved the family to Garfield, Wash., when Nancy was about 4 years old.

She graduated from Garfield High School in 1952. She elected not to serve as valedictorian since she was a returning student and not graduating with her original class.

Tom and his eldest three daughters (Jeanie, Jan, Cheryl) were in the audience when she proudly received her diploma. Their fourth daughter, Betsy, was bor...

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