Carolyn R. Cochren, 76, Princeton

Carolyn R. Cochren PH.D. 76, of Princeton, IN entered rest on Saturday Nov. 7, 2020 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1944 in Oakland City, IN to Lawrence & Mable (Harper) Kinder.

Carolyn was a proud Graduate of the Class of 1962 of Oakland City High School BS-ISUE --MS-Indiana State University, Ph.D. - Indiana State University.

She taught at Patoka Valley Cooperative - Princeton Community High School – Vincennes University - Cannelton High School - Tell City High School, was the Girls Basketball Coach, Cannelton High School - Girls Basketball Coach, Princeton Community High School - Girls Golf Coach, Princeton Community High School, 2020. She was the Athletic Director, Rockville High School - Assistant Principal, Village Woods Middle School, Fort Wayne - Assistant Principal, Paul Harding High School, Fort Wayne - Principal, Adams Central High School, Monroe, Indiana - Principal, Princeton Community Middle School. Selected as Indiana Association of School Principals’ - Middle School Principal of the Year in 2007. Carolyn was an Adjunct Instructor, Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne and the University of Southern Indiana
She was a member of Indiana Association of School Principals , P.E.O. of Gibson County Board of Directors, Gibson County Community Foundation - Oakland City Golf Course Women’s Auxiliary at the Oakland City Golf Course, Spitfires of Thunderbolt Golf Course of Evansville.

Loved Family Activities, Playing Golf, Playing Mahjong with Friends, Crafts. Visiting Casinos Carolyn lived life with unlimited energy and determination which she passed on to her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and by her many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Betty Helsley.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years John R. “Dick” Cochren PH.D, her son’s Jeff (Kathy) Cochren of Huntingburg, IN, Larry (Sheila) Cochren of Washington, IN, Mike (Celana) Cochren of Princeton, IN and  Tony (Emily) Cochren of Dayton, OH. Grandchildren; Katelyn (Ben) Lemond, Morgan (Tim) Gudorf, Weslie-Anne Cochren, Jonathan Cochren, Cameron Cochren, Ethan Cochren, Reagan Cochren, Seth Cochren, Maddie Cochren, Reis Cochren; great grandchildren Owen Lemond, Liam Lemond and Easton Lemond. Her sister Judy (Dean) Liniger of Jasper, IN; a brother Steve (Robin) Kinder of Oakland City, IN and brother- in- law Gary Helsley of Princeton, In

Private services will be held at Forsythe Cemetery on Friday. Family has requested memorial contributions in Carolyn’s honor be sent to North Gibson Dollars for Scholars, C/0 Susan Mason 1645 East St. Rd 64 Princeton, IN.47670.

Due to Covid-19 mandates from Gov. Holcomb and CDC social distancing Is still observed with limitation on number of people for attendance to all visitation and services. Face mask are required by state mandate.

Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel is honored to assist Carolyn’s family.

Family and friends may send messages of comfort to www.lambbasham.com




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