Arleta Velma Pike Cochron

OBIT CorhrunDec. 13, 1919 – Aug. 27, 2013

A memorial service for Arleta Velma Pike Cochron of Lovell will be held in Clovis, Calif., at a later date. Arleta, 93, died Aug. 27 at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell.

She was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Snyder, Okla., the daughter of William and Rosa Jane Southern Pike. She attended Altus High School.

Arleta married Nolan “Bud” Charlie Cochron Nov. 10, 1934, in Friendship, Okla.

Arleta and Bud lived in Oklahoma before moving to Matador, Texas, to homestead. In 1940, they moved their small family to California. She moved to Shell in March 2011 to live with her daughter.

Arleta was a retired sales clerk. The Lord knew her for her love of family and service. She always responded to the need of others, whether it was visiting the sick, cooking, or just providing a listening ear. She loved to travel, family get-togethers, reading, watching sports on television and reading the Bible.

She lived in Wyoming for just a short time, but she loved the Big Horn and Pryor mountains, the colors and rock formations and was thrilled when she saw the wild horses for the first time.

Arleta was preceded in death by her parents and her eight siblings and their spouses.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Richard and Darla Saam of Shell; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stan and Lynn Cochron of Lovell and Jim and Charlene Cochron of Fresno, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.