Clarice Annette Cochran, 79, passed away February 3, 2021 surrounded by beloved family members. She was born December 27, 1941 in Faulkner, Kansas, to Clarence Eugene Nash and Juanita Jewel Lawson. As a result of this union four children were born, Clarice A., Gary E., Ron V., and Dan M. Nash, four half-siblings and four step siblings, whom she loved dearly.
Clarice attended high school in Granger, WA. Where she was a proud member of the high school choir. This memory of yesteryear was one of the highlights of her youth and a memory she shared often with many. Clarice never lost her love of music as evidenced by her varied music collection from Elvis to Toby Keith.
Upon her graduation in 1960 Clarice planned to keep with family tradition and join the United States Air Force. However, she met and promptly married the love of her life Alfred Cochran to whom she bore six children, Terri S. Braswell, Troy D., Roy L., Jeffery P. (Holly), Shari L., and Allen E. Cochran. Seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, as well as, a host of cousins, nephews and nieces.
Clarice dedicated her life to her children and husband by filling their bellies with great food, lighting their faces with cheer and humor but most importantly reminding everyone to love and forgive one another as she modeled daily for all.
Family was the highlight of Clarice’s life. She was a good natured, happy, loving, and resilient mother and devoted wife. Her greatest joy came from spending time with loved ones socializing and entertaining.
Clarice was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings, (Arvilla Dodd, Gary and Ron Nash), husband and one son (Jeffrey).
Interment will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, 7800 Van Belle Road, Sunnyside WA., where a small memorial will be held at noon for mom’s final nap time. Family and friends may join accordingly.
Please take the time after the service to spend with your families as ultimately this would bring mom the greatest joy. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity or purchase a nice supper and share your memories of mom with one another.
…for the greatest of these is love, 1 Corinthians 13:13.
Those wishing to sign Clarice’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
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