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Edward A. Cochrane #160

Edward A. Cochrane, age 70 of Cave Creek, AZ passed away on March 23, 2018. Ed was born on November 30th, 1947 in Fremont, Nebraska, the firstborn child of Alexis Jean Cochrane and Mary Alice (Cawood) Cochrane. Ed is survived by his wife of 34 years Margie (Rubow) Cochrane, his three sisters, Jill Litchfield and husband Bruce, Shaun Bonn and Heidi Keller Cochrane, Uncles Jack Cawood and Ladd Cochrane and wife Dee, nephew BJ Cochrane and wife Lani and many cousins. Ed graduated high school in Dallas, Texas and enrolled at Steven F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Always the outdoors man, one of his cherished memories is summiting Mount Rainer. Ed spent several years in NW Arkansas spelunking his way through caves and then almost nine years in Telluride building stone fireplaces and back country snow shoeing. He also worked in both the cable and mortgage business and worked with his father at Hovland Swanson Cochrane in Lincoln, Nebraska. His father Alex played football for Nebraska, so Cornhusker Red was his favorite color, followed closely by Green Bay Packer green. Ed was a marvelous cook and enjoyed preparing meals for friends and family. A keen eye, he was always the photographer at every event. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 2nd 2018, 2pm at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary. 8555 E Pinnacle Peak Rd in Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sierra Club Foundation

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09/13/18 12:35 PM #1    

John Prendergast #151

Wow,I was a room mate to Ed back in the 60's...Ed was a California guy at "good old SFA"...He was a great guy who had many friends and  he was a good fit for the fraturnity ....I have a memory of him of (after a party) on his motor-cycle with a girl riding on the back .....It was a pitchblack night out a the Farm- Ed said they were going riding up in "mountains"....Ed was alot fun ...Thinking long go brings alot of memorys )))

09/14/18 10:08 AM #2    

Kenneth J Peltier #167

John said it well. Ed was a good friend with a great outlook on life. The memories flow in recalling the sixties at SFA. Ed on his bike is only one of many. Rest In Peace Ed. You will be missed.



01/12/19 11:29 AM #3    

Marty D. Thurman #214

Edward Alex Cochrane was my Big Brother when I pledged Phi Delta Theta in the fall of 1969 as a sophomore . Without Ed's support and counseling I would have had a hard time making it through pledgeship as more than half of my Phikeia Brothers did not make it . Ed was the kind of a person that one just naturally looked up to , as he had a very amiable personality , was extremely bright , a fantastic multisport athlete , and the life of every party that he ever attended . After i was initiated into the Fraternity as an Active , I roomed with Ed just off campus in a small house on Caroline Street . What a great time we had and i learned much more from Ed , as he enjoyed life to its fullest by taking each day one at a time . Some of my best memories in college were during that year . Phi Delta Theta in 1971 was by far the best Fraternity on campus and the friends I made then are still my best friends in life even almost 50 years later . Ed was a great positive influence on my life and on many others as well . He will be missed by many of his family and all of his Phi Delta Theta Brothers . 

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