Laura Ruth Cochran was born on November 22, 1936 in San Francisco, CA. During her childhood she lived in a series of communities because her father worked on dams as a high tension electrician. She lived in the Renton Highlands for over 50 years.
Laura married Dan on December 28, 1956. They were blessed with three sons: Bob, Tim, and Don. Laura’s love was unconditionally, to anyone God brought into her life.
Laura studied bookkeeping and accounting at WSU and UW in Seattle. She worked for packing plants in Yakima and Seattle and was a manager in the K.C. Elections Department.
Following her God given passions and using her skills, for many years, she worked at Lake Retreat Baptist Camp as the office manager/registrar. Laura loved the ministry of the camp and was thrilled to work for a ministry that made such a difference in young people’s lives. When that season of ministry was over, Laura became an instructor for Doug Fox Travel and a freelance agent for Magnolia Travel. Laura and Dan were world travelers, Laura trusted Christ as her personal savior at age 14. Through the ups and downs of life, she never wavered in her faith and demonstrated her faith by word and deed to those around her. She and Dan were members of Sierra Heights Baptist Church, and Evergreen Community Church. Laura always served wholeheartedly, using her gifts where God placed her. Laura raised money to send Kids to Christian Camp. Laura and Dan also served at Renton Bible Church.
Laura passed away, December 18, 2017 in Federal Way, WA, following a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Daniel and her 3 sons Robert, Timothy, Donald Cochran.
A memorial service in her honor will be held 11am Saturday, March 24th, at the First Ukrainian Pentecostal Church, formally known as Sierra Heights Baptist Church, 3811 NE 21st St, Renton 98056-2433.