Beulah Jeanette Cochran, age 93, passed away on Feb. 9, 2014 in Spokane. She was born the daughter of Charles and Annie (Hall) Wampler on Sept.14, 1920 in Glamorgan, VA.
Beulah moved to Prosser in 1939 and married Aaron E. Cochran at Sunnyside in 1940. The couple moved to the Northport area in 1943 where they owned/operated a sawmill and farmed their 2,000 acres near Cedar Creek. In 1972, Aaron and Beulah moved to Rice, then to Colville in 1986, where she lived until moving to an assisted living home in Spokane last year.
Beulah was a nurturing and compassionate mother, grand¬mother, and great-grandmother. She would always put the needs of her family before her own. She learned this at a very young age by helping raise her younger brothers. She was a true matriarch, someone her family and friends would always look up to and turn to in times of need. This trait carried on by raising her four beautiful and successful children. She aided in the caring of her mother when she was no longer able to do so, and continued to nurture and cherish the welcome addition of her grandchildren.
She will be remembered by many as being “trendy” by always keeping up on the latest styles. Beulah took great pride in her appearance and one would rarely see her out and about town without her hair styled, earrings on, and carrying a purse that would compliment her shoes. Many of her family members don’t believe they ever saw her wear the same outfit twice.
Beulah was a member of the Red Hat Society, Rhododendron Club of Rice, Home-Ec Clubs, Quillisascut Grange, was in¬volved in the Food Service Program in the Colville School Dis¬trict, and spent a few years working with her husband in the Colville laundromat.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, tending to her flowers, but most of all, spending time with her beloved family. Her family considered her the glue that would bond the family together forever. Beulah would always offer words of encouragement to her family when needed and set examples like never give up, never give in and never quit.
Beulah was a very special woman and will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Beulah was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Aaron, in 2001; by her brothers, Donald Wampler, James Wampler, Kyle Wampler, and Radford Wampler.
She is survived by her daughters Faye Jones and husband Duane, Santa Anna, CA; Barbara Armstrong and husband Bill, Harrington; sons, Stephen Cochran and wife Mary Ann, Spo¬kane; Wayne Cochran; Colville; grandchildren, Craig, Bryan, Brad, Katrina, Olivia, Adam, Joe; and 16 great- grandchildren.
Funeral service for Beulah was held at on Feb. 17 at Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville, followed by a graveside service at Mountain View Park Cemetery. Pastor Jim Beattie officiated.
If one so wishes, memorial contributions can be made in Beulah’s name to the Quillisascut Grange no. 372, c/o 1602 McKern Road, Rice, WA 99167.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com .
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.