After over 88 years, I, Geneal Cochran Cahoon, left this earth on October 19, 2019.
I finished the work the Lord had for me and it was finally time for me to return to a joyous reunion in my heavenly home.
I was born in the small farming community of Darbun, Mississippi on May 31, 1931 to Gertrude Lewis and Arvil Alexander Cochran.
I graduated with honors from Columbia High School. I later served the Lord on a successful mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern States Mission of Alabama and Florida.
I met the love of my life and was sealed to my eternal companion, Glen Cahoon, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, on August 22, 1952.
I served the Lord everyday by living my life the best I could. I held many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ to include primary, Cub Scouts, Basketball coach, as ward and stake Relief Society President and almost ten years as an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake and Jordan River Temple. I loved serving in the Temple and it helped me through difficult times.
Things I loved to do included music, puzzles, sewing, cooking, ceramics, and cake decorating, but mostly family gatherings and reunions. My family was my life. Everything I did; I did with them in mind.
The family members that survived me include my three sons, Bob (Kim), Don (Lisa), and Doug (Esther), two daughters, Jillyn (Dwight) Epperson, and Judy (Mike) Shore, a sister, Mitzi Davis, a brother Billy Cochran, and 19 grandchildren and almost 36 great-grandchildren.
Today, after 25 years, I am finally reunited with my eternal companion and "pot licker", my parents, siblings and other beloved family members for a family reunion. I will miss the ones that I had to leave, but very excited about being with my sweetheart.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 26, 11:00 am, at the Emerson Ward, 808 East Roosevelt Avenue (1455 South), Salt Lake City, where friends may call on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment: Mountain View Memorial Estates.
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