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Warren D. Cochrane


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Warren D. Cochrane

October 2, 1927- September 2, 2018

Warren D. Cochrane was born to Warren A. Cochrane and Eunice (Coad) Cochrane and lived over 50 years of his life on Queen Anne Hill. As a young man he was a graduate of the Cascade Elementary Sight-Saving Class (1941) and went on to graduate from Queen Anne High School (1945.) He attended Linfield College for two years and graduated from the University of Washington in 1949 with a B.A. in Business Administration that he quickly put to use at the Millwork Supply Company.

He married Patricia Ann (Pat) LaFortune on July 22, 1949 and celebrated 66 years of a loving marriage. They were devoted to their three children, John, Kevin and Cori.

Warren and Pat were members of Queen Anne Baptist Church for over 40 years and during that time Warren was a founding trustee and president of the Burton Foundation. He served as president of the Seattle Baptist Union. They enjoyed retreats at Camp Burton, singing in the choir and many church activities.

Warren remained at Millwork Supply Company throughout his career rising to president of the company. He retired in 1995 after 51 years of service and stayed on as chairman of the board. He was beloved by his employees and all three children worked with him at Millwork Supply. He was a founding trustee and president of the Millman's Health, Pension and Apprenticeship Trusts of Washington, president of the King County Mill-Owners group and trustee or a member of other organizations.

Warren and Pat loved to travel. They bought property on Whidbey Island along with several friends. The families often went camping together and spent time playing shuffleboard or cribbage. They loved sunsets, a walk on the beach and an evening campfire. Pat and Warren also enjoyed taking cruises and spent time in the Caribbean, Florida and Hawaii.

Later in life, Warren and Pat spent their winters in Desert Hot Springs where Warren established a rousing pickle ball group and the pickle ball court was named after him.

Warren was gentle, loyal and loved to tell a joke or good story. He led by example and could be counted on for help and sound advice. He was a loving and involved father and an avid fan of the Rainiers, Pilots and Mariners.

While we will miss him terribly, we are excited that he has rejoined the love of his life, Pat who left us in 2015 and is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior. He leaves behind sister, Phyllis; sons John (Karen), Kevin (Laurie) and daughter, Cori (Gary); grandchildren Trinity, Caitlin, Shaina, Chris, Olivia and Jacob, and one great-grandchild, Brennan, as well as many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.

The service will be held on Sunday, September 30th at 1 pm Evergreen Washelli Chapel, 11111 Aurora Ave N. Seattle, WA 98133

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made in his honor to The Burton Foundation C/O Camp Burton 9326 SW Bayview Dr. Vashon, WA 98070 and Sight Connection 929 N 130th St, Suite 3 Seattle, WA 98133. Sign Warren's Guest Book at www.Legacy.com
Published in The Seattle Times on Sept. 16, 2018
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