Ralph Cochrane

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Ralph Edward Cochrane



Ralph Edward Cochrane, of Corrales, NM, died December 20, 2017, after a long illness. He was born August 24, 1936 to Clarence and Lois Cochrane in Estancia, NM. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1954. At church Ralph met Marlene Morrow and they married in Albuquerque February 25, 1956. They raised four amazing children who, with his wife, survive him: Rance Cochrane (Kelly) of Rio Rancho, NM; Dara Lisa Widner (Gary) of Green Valley, AZ; Rhett Cochrane of Albuquerque; and Dani Lin Rollason (Norman) of Rio Rancho, NM. He is also survived by grandchildren, Shannon Adams, Keegan Widner, Kelli Woodfin, Chelsea Layton, Keith Widner, Noel Cothren, Amanda Sofio, Randy Cochrane, Kasie Cochrane, Russell Cochrane, Russell Durham, Marissa Laing, and Sierra Vanwettering; his sister, Helen Holloman (Ron) of Rio Rancho, NM, and six nieces and nephews. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Cochrane; and nephew, Derek Cochrane.

Ralph was a 60 year member of the IBEW as a Journeyman Electrician. He worked all over New Mexico. For several years he was a deacon, and later an elder of the Church of Christ at Riverside. He was on the board of the Albuquerque Christian Children's Home. He enjoyed deer hunting, riding his bicycle along the river, and pecan pie. He loved and was loved by many. Ralph was a good man with a servant's heart.

In lieu of flowers, and in honor of Ralph's interest in the children, donations may be made to the Albuquerque Christian Children's Home.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday,

January 13, 2018, at

10:30 a.m. at Riverside Church of Christ, 3100 La Orilla Road NW, Albuquerque, NM with Mark McKenzie presiding.

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Daniels Family Funeral Services
7601 Wyoming Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 821-0010
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 24, 2017
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