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Carolyn Faye Cochran

Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS – Carolyn Faye Cochran, 63, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Faye was born April 29, 1950, in Sterling, the daughter of Willie and Mary (Wade) Cochran. She worked as a dietary aide for many years. Faye enjoyed scratching off $3 Crossword puzzles, watching TV, and making her “famous” pasta salad. Faye was an avid Chicago Bulls fan, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her soulmate, Julio Garcia Sr.; one daughter, Julie (Timothy) Denning of Rock Falls; one son, Cody Robnett of Rock Falls; one stepdaughter, Charity Guzman of Sterling; one stepson, Julio Garcia Jr. of New York; three sisters, Sandy (Ed Martinez) Williamson of Sterling, Pat (Richard) Williamson of Como, and Helen (Jack) Crow of Rock Falls; three brothers, Earl (Brooke) Cochran of Sterling, Barry (Brenda) Cochran of Rock Falls, Willie (Donna) Cochran of Harmon; two half-brothers, Bill Wade of Rock Falls, and William Cochran of California; 11 grandchildren, Austin, Kayden, Emily, Alyssa, Ethan, Roland, Zenobia, Julio III, Tasha, Neysha, and Josh; two great-grandchildren, Julivette, and Cinda; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sister, grandson Gaige, and niece Jennifer Smith.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The Rev. Dalmus Meeks will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

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