Ms. Cochran - Obit 

From Noel Garland

Hey Classmates, Looks like we lost another former teacher at Hay, and at other schools. Also a alum of North Dallas. I remember this lady, but think it was at Cochran Chapel Methodist Church, where we attended, and my step-grandmother was an early member thereof. Anyone remember what classes Ms Cochran taught at Hay. The farm house on the corner of Northwest Highway and Midway was the old Cochran homestead best I can remember

Noel

From Dallas Morning News

Anne Adelia Cochran: Longtime teacher in Dallas schools

01/15/2003

By JOE SIMNACHER / The Dallas Morning News

During her long teaching career in Dallas, Anne Adelia Cochran focused on her students, whom she treated as her own children.

In retirement, she studied her genealogy. Her great-grandmother, Dallas pioneer Nancy Jane Cochran, donated the land for Cochran Chapel Methodist Church near Northwest Highway and Midway Road in Dallas.

Ms. Cochran, 92, died Jan. 7 of complications of a fall last summer. Services were Saturday. She was buried in Cochran Chapel Cemetery.

"She never married, so her students were just like her children," said Lee Anschutz, her second cousin. "That was her life."

Ms. Cochran began her teaching career at Lisbon Elementary School and taught at Hay Elementary School, which is now closed. She taught Latin and English at Spence Junior High School, now a talented and gifted academy. Her family said they thought she had retired in the mid-1960s.

In retirement, Ms. Cochran traveled, tracing the roots of her family tree.

She had Texas historical markers placed for the Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church, the Cochran Cemetery and the William Porter Cochran homestead, a 19th-century farmhouse of a relative.

Born in Dallas, Ms. Cochran was salutatorian of her class at North Dallas High School. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Southern Methodist University.

She was a longtime member of Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church.

Ms. Cochran leaves no immediate survivors.

E-mail jsimnacher@dallasnews.com