Jennifer Marie Cochran
Jennifer Marie Cochran, 34, passed away on Thursday December 22nd, 2016 at her home in Clinton, UT. She was born alongside her fraternal twin sister, Mary Nicole Cochran, on February 9th, 1982 at 5:13am in Orlando, FL to Phillip M. Cochran and Dorothy (Dea) Cochran. She lived in Orlando until her family moved to Titusville, FL in the middle of her freshman year of high school. There she graduated from Titusville High School with the class of 2000. During her high school career she realized her gift with linguistics, specifically in the German language. This passion lead to her competing in multiple language scholar competitions.
After graduation, in 2001, she joined the United States Air Force and became a proud member of the USAF Security Forces. During her career in the military she honorably served in foreign countries such as Germany, Afghanistan, and Kuwait; while simultaneously earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, in 2011, with the American Military University. She finished her enlistment stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. During this time Jennifer volunteered as Victim's Advocate for the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at Hill AFB. Unrelenting in her quest to help others she went on to get her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Phoenix, in 2014. A moment Jennifer held with great pride and dignity. After that, in 2015, she landed her first professional job working at Waterfall Canyon Academy, as a Mental Health Counselor, where she was proud to counsel young patients and help them reach their full potential.
Jennifer was famous for her fierce loyalty, her unabashed generosity and her insatiable thirst for knowledge. She amassed quite a number of achievements in her short 34 years, but none quite surpassed her ability to care for others. She was a mother to her dog, Lucy, an astronomy enthusiast and a self-proclaimed science nerd. She loved to star gaze and was fascinated by the celestial bodies in the sky. In another life she would have been an astronaut. Her most impressive role, however, was her role as soul mate to those who were so fortunate enough to earn that title. Her friends could always count on her to bring positivity and light to any situation. She was a wonder, a selfless giver, and had an unparalleled zest for life. Her family describes her as their "rock" and that she could brighten up any room with her smile.
Through it all, though, Jennifer was dealing with Interstitial Cystitis (IC), Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD), and severe chronic pain. She lived through many surgeries and dealt with many doctors in an attempt to get healthy. But you would never know this had just met her. She carried herself with strength and humor through all her ordeals. Her character never compromised and she was never deterred from wanting to give everything to help others.
Most people who knew Jennifer knew that she had a passion for music. It shaped and guided her through all facets of her life. Her first love, the band Oasis, mesmerized and inspired a teenage Jennifer. Within the lyrics of Don't Look Back in Anger: “Stand up beside the fireplace, take that look from off your face; You ain’t ever gonna burn my heart out" seems to best personify Jennifer's ethos. Their lyrics brought her so many emotions, and one of her most treasured keepsakes was a guitar pick thrown to her by the lead singer of Oasis during her very first concert to see them.
In her 34 years she was truly our "Wonderwall". To all that were blessed enough to be in her presence she was genuinely a magnificent person. The world will never be the same without her, but she would want you to remember her in times of happiness, laughter and health.
She is survived by her mother Dorothy (Dea) Cochran of Morristown, TN; fraternal twin sister, Mary N. Cochran of Titusville, FL; younger siblings, Candace S. Cochran of West Palm Beach, FL; Phillip M. Cochran II of Jasper, IN; and Emily P. Cochran of Youngstown, OH. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and numerous friends, from around the world, who loved her dearly; as well as her loyal companion, her dog Lucy of Clinton, UT.
She is predeceased by her father, Phillip Martin Cochran who passed on April 24, 2013 in Morristown, TN.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking that any donations to help her family cover funeral expenses, and settling her final affairs, be made to: www.gogetfunding.com/jennifercochran
Or directly to the Kramer Family Funeral Home: (801) 675-8121.
*Please note that the VA will only cover very little, if anything, and only through a lengthy reimbursement process.
There is no service currently scheduled but we do encourage her loved ones, from all over the world, to look up at the stars and celebrate and honor her in their own way... She would love that.