Dixie Lee Cochrane, 69, of Cottage Grove died May 8, 2009 from esophageal cancer.
She was born April 2, 1940 in Spokane, Wash. to Harley and Emma (Garman) Parker.
Her family moved to London, Oregon when she was a child. She attended school in London and Cottage Grove. Later, she attended Lane Community College.
On Dec. 31, 1968 in Reno, Nev., she married Bruce Cochrane.
Dixie enjoyed caring for her family and home. She enjoyed handicrafts and sharing time with friends. She was instrumental in several fundraising events to benefit others in the community.
She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Cochrane of Portland, three sons, Bradley Gibson and wife, Diane, of Eugene, Craig Gibson and wife, Leona, of Phoenix, Ariz. and Scott Gibson and girlfriend, Robbin Barnes, of Harrisburg, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 7, 1994 and by a sister, Sharon Croff.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Cascade Hospice.
Arrangements handled under the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Cottage Grove.