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WILSON "BILL" COCHRAN Age 95, passed away Feb. 14, 2013. He was born in Mill Shoals, Illinois and was a resident of Riverside, CA for 67 years. He worked for Bridgeport Brass in 1946 for 14 years and retired from Toro Manufacturing after 30 years. He owned several patents for sprinkler heads and was proud of his many inventions and was an accomplished writer. Bill is survived by his daughter Judy (Bob) Barker of Grass Valley, CA; son Paul Cochran of Las Vegas, NV; granddaughter Diane Barker of Castaic, CA; grandsons Dean Barker of Ashland, VA and David Barker of Duarte, CA; 6 great grandchildren; step daughter, Julie (Charles) Purdey of Colton, CA; step granddaughters, Stephanie Valenzuela of Riverside, CA, Lara Martin of Riverside, CA and Christy Seals of Las Vegas, NV; step grandsons, Jeffery Michael of South Lake, Tahoe, Gregory Michael of Graham, WA and Timothy Michael of Hollister, CA and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded by sisters, Elva Henn, Jonnie Hood, and Edna Riley; brother Earl Pope and grandson Don Barker. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 2:00pm. at Acheson & Graham, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to any . Services are entrusted to Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 Please visit www.achesonandgraham.com to leave condolences.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 21, 2013
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