Marilyn Cochran

EAST LANSING – Marilyn H. Cochran, 87, loving wife of Bill Cochran, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at her home.

Marilyn was born on July 9, 1927, in Saginaw, Mich., to John W. and Emma (Fischer) Holmquist.

On Sept. 15, 1951, she married William John Cochran who survives her. They were married nearly 63 years.

Marilyn taught in the Okemos Public Schools as a reading specialist for many years.

She was also a very active volunteer for many worthy organizations.

Marilyn will always be remembered as a very loving and generous friend to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, June Holmquist St. John.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the East Lansing Prime Time Senior Program, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823; Capital Area Literacy Coalition, 1028 E. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48906; The Michigan Historical Museum Docent Guild Association, 702 W. Kalamazoo, PO Box 30740, Lansing, MI 48909; or to a charity of your choice.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On-line condolences may be shared with the family at