Jerold R. Cochran and Dorothy K. Cochran will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. They met at a fraternity/sorority swimming party while attending Idaho State College. Two sorority girls had not paired up, and Jerry flipped a coin. Heads: He got the blond. And he did.
Following graduation, they had assignments in Baltimore, West Virginia, Minnesota, Europe and Salt Lake City. Dorothy managed an accounting group that kept the books for the largest KFC franchise — over 300 stores — and Jerry divided his career between purchasing and sales with considerable international travel. Jerry retired in 1993 and Dorothy in 1995. They moved to Roseburg in 2000.
They had two sons, James Jerold and Jonathan Jeffery. Jim has three children, Amy, Jeremy and Katherine. Katherine just had their first great grandchild in early August. Unfortunately, Jeff passed away in 1994.