Sylvia Hoogendam Cochrane, 71, of Carolina Pines, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.
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Sylvia was born in Winston-Salem, but spent most of her life in the Havelock area. She graduated from Havelock High School in 1958 and worked at Cherry Point for 27 years, retiring in 1995. She loved the ocean, playing various card and electronic games with friends and spending time with her family.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory, New Bern, with Dr. Steve Castle officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
She is survived by her mother, Nell Hoogendam; one daughter, Michele Buday and her husband Ken and their daughter Savannah; and one brother, Rick Hoogendam, his daughter Heather Weiermann and her husband Mark.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Hoogendam.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Craven County Relay for Life through the American Cancer Society at www.cravenrelay.org, the
at http://www.lung.org/donate/ or to the
Published in Sun Journal from May 12 to May 15, 2012