Midge Lavonne Cochran

Age 75, of Roseburg, Oregon, was born September 2, 1937, in Boulder, Colorado and passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013. She grew up in Powell, Wyoming, the third of four children, graduating in 1956 from Campion Academy in Loveland, Colorado, and moving to Denver, Colorado. In February, 1969, while taking care of her sister Ethel’s children in Enid, Oklahoma, she adopted Jesse Henry, her only child. In 1974, she completed her lifelong goal by graduating from Hinsdale Hospital School of Nursing at the age of 37. She was a home health nurse and did nursing at Unity Hospital in Buchanan, Michigan, for many years, and was a cancer survivor against lymphoma in her 40s. In 1988, she married Lyle and relocated to Roseburg, where she was a nurse at the V.A. for eleven years before retiring. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bonnie and Al Jenner; one sister, Ethel; one brother, Elmer. She is survived by her husband, Lyle; sister and husband, Alta and Jim Roby; son and wife, Jesse Henry and Rumi Burns, and their children Jackson, Maxwell and Eliza; and her step-children: Peter, Rachel, Vallorie, Vallonna and Jonathan.

An active member of the Seventh-day Adventist church, she served as deaconess, librarian and greeter. A memorial service will be held on April 6, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Roseburg Seventh-day Adventist church. A special tribute of thanks is extended to Callahan Court for their care.


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