Betty Jean Cochran

March 9, 1931January 8, 2019

Betty Jean Cochran, of Fairfax, Virginia, formerly of Waldorf, Maryland died peacefully on January 8, 2019. Born March 9,1931, in Mansfield, Ohio, she is predeceased by her mother, Nina Enola (Shafer) Pace and father, Harold Basil Johnson.

She was a devoted daughter and wife, mother, and grandmother who loved dogs, the beach, and was an avid reader. She enjoyed being a homemaker, raising her three children and spending time with her grandchildren. Her daughter lovingly cared for her in the last 4 years of her life.

Betty is survived by her husband of 67 years, George Cochran; her three children, Mark Cochran, and his wife Patricia of Holly Springs, Georgia, Christine Altieri of Fairfax, Virginia, Thomas Cochran and his wife Lorraine of Dunkirk, Maryland; eight grandchildren, Brandy Stegall, Zachary Cochran, Gregory, Rosalie and Vincent Altieri and Josiah, Olivia and Emma Cochran; two great-grandchildren Jalen Cochran and Jacob Stegall. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Gregory Altieri and a grand daughter, Hannah Cochran.

Betty requested no formal service and an intimate burial at Maryland’s Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, Maryland. A family service will be held at the unveiling of the headstone


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Marti (Mumford) Theune

January 13, 2019

Betty is someone I remember with fondness from the years when I was Youth Coordinator at Good Shepherd Church and two of her children, Chris and Tommy, were active members. Betty was a good friend and devoted mom. Raising teens in the seventies was quite a challenge. She did a great job! I still have a beautiful wooden candlestick she gave me one year for Christmas. She said it was from Chris and Gail, but I suspected it was also from her. I just love it. Sending heartfelt sympathy to George and the family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Miss Theresa Cochran

January 12, 2019

I remember Aunt Betty Jean and all her funny stories and the funny faces she would make when she told them. Also when she started laughing she couldn’t stop she had the best laugh. I also remember all the fun times we had on vacation with her and Uncle George when we went to the ocean. We always had fun. You will be missed greatly Aunt Betty Jean , and I know there is another angel in Heaven to watch over our family. I love you .

Gail Hein

January 9, 2019

Betty Jean Cochran
I’ve know Betty Jean since I was 10 years old . Her daughter Chris and I have been best friends for 50 years . She Truly was an Angel with a huge heart . I’m so sorry to hear of her passing .
Rest In Peace
Love always
Gail Hein