Robert E. Cochran, 73, of Fort Collins, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at home of lung cancer. Bob has donated his body to science. There will be an informal celebration of life open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Seven Lakes Park, 1975 Park Dr., Loveland, CO?80538..
Bob was born May 18, 1940, in Sterling, to Cecil L. and Leona L. (Lee) Cochran. Bob graduated from Sterling High School in 1958.
Bob was in the business machine repair business for many years. He retired from Hewlett Packard in 2001 after 18 years with the company. Bob had been a member of the Canyon City Jaycees and most recently a member of the Poudre Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.
Bob enjoyed his family and lifelong friendships with his Sterling classmates.
Bob is survived by his wife, Carol (Kinkead) and loving doggie Lucky; daughter, Julie Cochran and Chris Walker of Fort Collins; step-daughter, Weslee Parker and husband Gideon of French Town, NJ; step-son, John Parker of Fort Collins; step-daughter, Fran Parker of Boulder; brother, Ronald Cochran and wife Maria of Centennial; sister, Linda Thoma and husband Rod of Hudson; brother-in-law, Jim Kinkead and wife Dolores of Boulder; and nieces, Shawna and Michelle Kinkead of Boulder.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Tim Parker; and former spouse and friend, Charlene Cochran.