Cover photo for Patricia Cochran's Obituary
Patricia Cochran Profile Photo
1929 Patricia 2018

Patricia Cochran

December 23, 1929 — June 20, 2018

Sterling, CO

Patricia I. Cochran, 88, passed away peacefully in Sterling, CO on June 20th 2018.

She was born on December 23, 1929 in Elkhart Kansas to Leslie Ulysses “Pete” and Cora (Orman) Harmon.

She graduated high school from Kit Carson, CO in 1947, and was the band majorette. She attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver where she received her Associates Degree in Interior Decoration. She then attended Colorado A&M and received her degree in Animal Husbandry.

After college in 1952, she married Richard Cochran and raised their three children while ranching. She began teaching at Platte Canyon near Bailey, Colorado and taught many subjects to Jr. High and High School students, including Spanish, English, and reading for 22 years. She especially enjoyed teaching students with special needs.

In 1978, Pat divorced and moved to a ranch located in Goodland, KS. No one who met Pat could forget her tenacious spirit and passion for her ranch. Pat raised Limousine, Salair, and Wagu cattle as well as Sharpei dogs and pigs. After 27 years of hard work, she sold ranch in 2005.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pat is survived by her children Dr. Mark Lee Cochran of Sterling, CO; Sherry Haugen of Center, CO; Michael Cochran (Glenda) of Goodland, KS; sister Iris Harmon of Canon City, CO; and brother Forrest Harmon of Meeker CO; her grandchildren Cash (Jessie) Cochran; Weston (Alli); Shane (Sami); Jessica (Daniel); Hope, and many great-grandchildren.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Patricia Cochran, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Goodland Church of Christ

1630 Sandy Rd, Goodland, KS 67735

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 22

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree