Harriette Cochran


Harriette Cochran died June 18. She was 81.

Cochran was born in 1937 to Harry and Glendora Ballou. She spent her youth in Ben Lomond and later moved to Alameda and San Lorenzo. She graduated from San Lorenzo High School where she met her husband-to-be Raymond. They were married in 1955 and soon moved to Livermore. She retired from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory after working as a phone operator.

Throughout her illness she brought smiles to many friends and family.  She leaves behind her husband of 63 years Raymond, sister Nicki, daughters Janet and Sandi, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She and Ray were partners in Orchids Orinda. She was president of California Orchid Society.  She was devoted to First Presbyterian Church serving as a deacon and Stephen minister, as well as the Presbykates & Presbyterian Women organizations.  She also was a member of the Peacemakers of LLNL, making quilts and blankets for those in need.

A celebration of her life will be held July 31 at 11 a.m. in the Livermore First Presbyterian Church Historical Chapel.

Donations in her honor may be made to CurePSP.org, the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of your choice.