In Memory of
Robert Cochran

Robert Glenn Cochran (Bob), 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3rd, 2024 at his home in Houston, Texas. He was born March 12th, 1939 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Glen and Iwan (Hawkins) Cochran. 

He married the love of his life, Marilyn (Peterson) Cochran, on June 3, 1961. Soon after in 1962, he graduated from Oklahoma State with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. He immediately began working at Texas Instruments as an engineer, and continued to work there for 27 years. Following his departure, he remained self-employed at his company, Quartz Engineering, until his retirement. Outside work, he served as an Elder for First Presbyterian Church of Sugarland, and subsequently for Westminster Presbyterian Church. He volunteered at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, eventually becoming a Master Docent. He also enjoyed camping and square dancing. Bob’s kind heart and warm humor always made everyone feel better about life.

Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn (Peterson) Cochran; their 3 children, Jennifer of Colorado Springs, CO, Steven of Katy, TX, and David of Tokyo, Japan; 5 grandchildren, John, Mike, Sarah, Joshua, and Michael; and in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Doris Cochran Bryant, and son, John Harold.

To honor his memory, a celebration of his life will be held on Friday, May 10th from 1:30 to 7:00 at his home. We invite anyone who knew Bob to attend and share their stories and memories of him. Please come at any time convenient for you and stay for as long as you like. Snacks and frozen margaritas will be available.

The family would like to thank those who have been so supportive and helpful in his final months, especially Rey, Ashley, Miranda, and his good friends, Jim and Terry.