Dorothy Ann Cochran, 87, formerly of Monte Vista, Colo., passed away on Feb. 3, 2021, in Colorado Springs of natural causes after a three-year degenerative illness.
Dorothy and her late husband Dick Cochran had lived on their Monte Vista ranch since 1982, enjoying their cattle and horses as well as hunting, fishing, and skiing.
Dorothy was born on Nov. 10, 1933, the second of three daughters to John R. and Twilla Pasha in Bozeman, Mont. She grew up on the family farm-ranch learning how to work outdoors, and appreciate animals, nature, and winter sports.
Dorothy had a bright inquisitive mind and earned her RN degree in 1957 and her BRN in 1974. She worked in the challenging departments of Neuro ICU and Orthopedic Surgery among other areas in health care.
Dorothy had an adventurous spirit and an artistic eye. She loved music of all types and was an accomplished piano player. She had a wide variety of interests and talents including being a skilled taxidermist, an excellent cook, a cross country ski racer, and learned to train and compete on her home-grown cutting horse well into her 60’s.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Bill Kezar of Bozeman, Mont., in 1955; her parents in 1976 and 1988; her brother-in-law Grant Woolley and sister Mary Lou Woolley of Bend, Ore., in 2007 and 2008 respectively; as well as her husband Richard Cochran in 2013.
She is survived by her sister Emilee Dekam (Ken) of Helena, Mont.; her former husband Dale White (Donna) of Butte, Mont.; and her daughters: JoLynn Perry (Kevin) of Colorado Springs; Diana Reavis (Andy) of Fort Collins; and Lisa Lorenz (Jimmy) of Steamboat Springs. Dorothy had four grandchildren: Aleks Reavis (Jessica) of Seattle, Wash.; Bailey Reavis of Washington D.C.; Cierra Ireland (Nick) of Loveland; and Sawyer Lorenz of Steamboat Springs.
Dorothy was a wonderful Mother and will be missed by her family. Services to be determined later in 2021.