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Laurie Evaline <I>Page</I> Cochran

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Laurie Evaline Page Cochran

Birth
East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
Death
5 Oct 2020 (aged 50)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Add to Map
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Laurie Evaline Cochran went to her heavenly home on October 5, 2020. She was born August 9, 1970 in East Liverpool, Ohio. She attended both Sallisaw and Elk City High Schools and graduated in 1988 from Elk City. After high school she attended cosmetology school in Clinton, OK, worked with her parents training horses at Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw, OK, and worked at several other jobs to put herself through college. She attended college and graduated Cum Laude from Arkansas Tech University with a BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in 2000.

Laurie started her teaching career at Arkoma Public Schools teaching 3rd grade. She loved her students and had a tremendous impact on her 4th, 5th and 6th graders at OKCPS Creston Hills, Linwood, and Kaiser Elementary Schools. Laurie completed her Masters of Educational Leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017. She was a dedicated teacher who always wanted the best for her students.

Laurie married Chad Alan Cochran on June 9, 2002 in Edmond, OK. They raised 3 children, but she was mom to so many more, from the football team to the volleyball girls to every one of their friends who walked through their front door. Laurie loved watching Chesney and Larissa play volleyball and John play football. She just knew they were all bigtime. Laurie was loved by her nieces and nephews and loved them like they were her kids.

We all loved Laurie’s quick wit and hilarious sayings. She was a fantastic storyteller and often had everyone rolling with stories from her classroom or Black Friday shopping adventures. She will be missed at family gatherings more than she could have ever imagined. She loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and was not afraid to let Cowboy fans hear about it. Her faith was important to her everyday life. She simply said, “Jesus died for me...so I will live for Him.”

Laurie is preceded in death by her grandparents and her sister, Sherry Page. She is survived by her husband Chad; daughters, Larissa and Chesney; son, John Page and wife, Terah; parents, Tom and Claire Page; brother, Rodney Page; sisters, Tammy Marler and husband, Kevin and Cindy Dunlap and husband, Shon; great-niece Sierra; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 11am Monday at Spring Creek Memorial Cemetery. Memorial services will be held Monday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Atrium of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. The service will be recorded and may be viewed on this obituary page after the conclusion of the service.

Masks are recommended at the graveside and will be required at the memorial service. Thank you for your understanding.

Under the care of Mercer-Adams Funeral Service.
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An Oklahoma City Public Schools teacher, described as selfless and “the hardest working woman,” died Monday after contracting COVID-19.

Laurie Cochran, 50, was a wife, a mother of three and a fourth-grade teacher at Kaiser Elementary.

Her family confirmed through public Facebook posts she died after contracting COVID-19. Her son, John Page, wrote she caught the virus about 10 days before her death and was on a ventilator for a week.

Page said Cochran’s family was allowed to visit her at Integris Baptist Medical Center for the final time.

“You were the hardest working woman and the most selfless as well,” Page wrote in a social media tribute. “You taught us to be respectful, kind, loving, patient, and above all else to honor Christ in everything we said and did.”

Cochran’s funeral service will take place Monday at Bethany First Nazarene Atrium. In lieu of flowers, her family requested donations to the American Kidney Fund.

Cochran graduated cum laude from Arkansas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education in 2000, according to her obituary. She completed her master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017.

“She loved her students and had a tremendous impact on her 4th, 5th and 6th graders at OKCPS Creston Hills, Linwood, and Kaiser Elementary Schools,” her obituary states. “She was a dedicated teacher who always wanted the best for her students.”

Kaiser Principal Susan Combs notified families on Monday of the teacher’s death. Cochran was a longtime employee in the Oklahoma City district, according to a letter from the principal.

Combs and a school counselor are covering Cochran’s class and providing support to students until they’re able to assign a new full-time teacher, the district confirmed.

Oklahoma City schools have remained in virtual learning since the first day of school Aug. 31.

The district encouraged use of its call center, 587-FEEL, for mental and emotional support, as well as the state crisis hotline 2-1-1 and 1-800-522-9054. In-person counseling from the district is unavailable while Oklahoma City schools are closed for online classes.

“All of us will have varied reactions to the death of someone close to us,” Combs’ letter states. “Any reaction is normal in the grief process and can range from disbelief, withdrawal, to crying and anger. I encourage you to openly discuss your reactions and feelings regarding this tragedy with your family and those close to you.”

At least two other staff members of Oklahoma schools are widely known to have died after contracting COVID-19. Mustang Public Schools announced Sept. 9 an unnamed support staff employee died from COVID-19 complications. Tahlequah Public Schools teacher Teresa Horn suffered a fatal heart attack Aug. 28 after contracting the virus.

By Nuria Martinez-Keel
Staff writer [email protected]
Published in The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Saturday, October 10, 2020, Page A1.
Laurie Evaline Cochran went to her heavenly home on October 5, 2020. She was born August 9, 1970 in East Liverpool, Ohio. She attended both Sallisaw and Elk City High Schools and graduated in 1988 from Elk City. After high school she attended cosmetology school in Clinton, OK, worked with her parents training horses at Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw, OK, and worked at several other jobs to put herself through college. She attended college and graduated Cum Laude from Arkansas Tech University with a BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in 2000.

Laurie started her teaching career at Arkoma Public Schools teaching 3rd grade. She loved her students and had a tremendous impact on her 4th, 5th and 6th graders at OKCPS Creston Hills, Linwood, and Kaiser Elementary Schools. Laurie completed her Masters of Educational Leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017. She was a dedicated teacher who always wanted the best for her students.

Laurie married Chad Alan Cochran on June 9, 2002 in Edmond, OK. They raised 3 children, but she was mom to so many more, from the football team to the volleyball girls to every one of their friends who walked through their front door. Laurie loved watching Chesney and Larissa play volleyball and John play football. She just knew they were all bigtime. Laurie was loved by her nieces and nephews and loved them like they were her kids.

We all loved Laurie’s quick wit and hilarious sayings. She was a fantastic storyteller and often had everyone rolling with stories from her classroom or Black Friday shopping adventures. She will be missed at family gatherings more than she could have ever imagined. She loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and was not afraid to let Cowboy fans hear about it. Her faith was important to her everyday life. She simply said, “Jesus died for me...so I will live for Him.”

Laurie is preceded in death by her grandparents and her sister, Sherry Page. She is survived by her husband Chad; daughters, Larissa and Chesney; son, John Page and wife, Terah; parents, Tom and Claire Page; brother, Rodney Page; sisters, Tammy Marler and husband, Kevin and Cindy Dunlap and husband, Shon; great-niece Sierra; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 11am Monday at Spring Creek Memorial Cemetery. Memorial services will be held Monday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Atrium of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. The service will be recorded and may be viewed on this obituary page after the conclusion of the service.

Masks are recommended at the graveside and will be required at the memorial service. Thank you for your understanding.

Under the care of Mercer-Adams Funeral Service.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

An Oklahoma City Public Schools teacher, described as selfless and “the hardest working woman,” died Monday after contracting COVID-19.

Laurie Cochran, 50, was a wife, a mother of three and a fourth-grade teacher at Kaiser Elementary.

Her family confirmed through public Facebook posts she died after contracting COVID-19. Her son, John Page, wrote she caught the virus about 10 days before her death and was on a ventilator for a week.

Page said Cochran’s family was allowed to visit her at Integris Baptist Medical Center for the final time.

“You were the hardest working woman and the most selfless as well,” Page wrote in a social media tribute. “You taught us to be respectful, kind, loving, patient, and above all else to honor Christ in everything we said and did.”

Cochran’s funeral service will take place Monday at Bethany First Nazarene Atrium. In lieu of flowers, her family requested donations to the American Kidney Fund.

Cochran graduated cum laude from Arkansas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education in 2000, according to her obituary. She completed her master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017.

“She loved her students and had a tremendous impact on her 4th, 5th and 6th graders at OKCPS Creston Hills, Linwood, and Kaiser Elementary Schools,” her obituary states. “She was a dedicated teacher who always wanted the best for her students.”

Kaiser Principal Susan Combs notified families on Monday of the teacher’s death. Cochran was a longtime employee in the Oklahoma City district, according to a letter from the principal.

Combs and a school counselor are covering Cochran’s class and providing support to students until they’re able to assign a new full-time teacher, the district confirmed.

Oklahoma City schools have remained in virtual learning since the first day of school Aug. 31.

The district encouraged use of its call center, 587-FEEL, for mental and emotional support, as well as the state crisis hotline 2-1-1 and 1-800-522-9054. In-person counseling from the district is unavailable while Oklahoma City schools are closed for online classes.

“All of us will have varied reactions to the death of someone close to us,” Combs’ letter states. “Any reaction is normal in the grief process and can range from disbelief, withdrawal, to crying and anger. I encourage you to openly discuss your reactions and feelings regarding this tragedy with your family and those close to you.”

At least two other staff members of Oklahoma schools are widely known to have died after contracting COVID-19. Mustang Public Schools announced Sept. 9 an unnamed support staff employee died from COVID-19 complications. Tahlequah Public Schools teacher Teresa Horn suffered a fatal heart attack Aug. 28 after contracting the virus.

By Nuria Martinez-Keel
Staff writer [email protected]
Published in The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Saturday, October 10, 2020, Page A1.

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