Reyers North Valley Chapel

2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI


Cindy Lu Cochrane

20 July, 195225 November, 2019

Cindy Lu Cochrane of Green Valley Lake California, passed away on November 25, 2019. Survived by her sister Christy Cochrane, niece Amber Vallette, nephew Jon Cochrane, step mother Laurel Cochrane, step brother Joseph Nunes and step sisters Susanne Robbins and Pamela Greer. Also by her grand nieces and nephews (Her surrogate grandchildren) Katy Cochrane, Matt Cochrane, Tori Cochrane, Freddy Cochrane, Amelia Cochrane and George Cochrane. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Erva Cochrane and her nephew Andrew Paul Vallette. Cindy was a devoted daughter, sister and aunt who loved her family above all things. Always proud of her Irish heritage, she was recently able to fulfil her dream of traveling to Ireland to pay homage. Animals were her passion, especially her dogs. She loved camping, fishing, swimming, skiing, reading and Celtic music. She was a devoted aunt who fulfilled the role of a second mother to her niece and nephews and of an additional grandparent to their children. She loved all holidays but especially Christmas. She would give all that she had to ensure that her family was taken care of. She was a strong and faithful woman who suffered so much just to remain close to those she loved. She is still the Wind Beneath our Wings. Éire go Brách!


Cindy Lu Cochrane

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Amber Vallette

November 27, 2019

I can't put on paper all the things Cindy was to me. She gave me so much, selflessly and without ever asking for or expecting anything in return. She taught me to love Fantasy, opened my eyes to the magical and showed me that there are mysteries in the world. Cindy loved unconditionally and would viciously protect those she cared for. She wasn't perfect, but she always tried to live her life well and do what was right.

She loved horror movies and never seemed to be afraid. She was a woman who was at home in nature and reveled in it. She swam like a fish, skied like a pro and could cook gourmet over a campfire. Cindy would have adopted every lost fluffy cat or dog that she saw, and would have had enough affection for every single one.

She was never a wealthy woman, but to me... she lived one of the richest lives I've ever known and I am so... so blessed to have had her be part if mine.

Christy Cochrane

November 27, 2019

When I think of my sister, I think of love. To many memories are flooding my mind. She loved holidays and decorating for them was joyful and important to her. I remember most her love of animals and especially her dog “Butch”. She always loved giving and served a mission for the LDS church. Most of my memories are of her love for nature, the outdoors and the art of cooking. Please don’t forget all she gave and how hard she fought for family and to stay here with us