1934 – 2014

CUMBERLAND — Edna Evelyn Cole Cochran, 79, died unexpectedly and peacefully on Friday, July 4.

She was born in West Paris on Oct. 19, 1934, the second daughter of Kenneth and Beulah Webster Cole. She graduated from West Paris High School in 1953 and then from the Farmington State Teachers College in 1957 with a home economics teaching degree, and started teaching in Stratton.

She married Thomas Cochran in 1958. She then taught in Cornish and Falmouth schools before taking time off to raise her four children. She returned to her teaching career in 1974 in Portland while working on her two master’s degrees.

She participated in many extended studies, often traveling abroad. In 1996, she retired from teaching. She also worked part time at CVS in the Portland area for 27 years.

In 1999, she purchased a sea captain’s house in Searsport and opened a bed and breakfast known as the Snuggle Inn. This was her lifelong dream.

She married her husband, Wesley Davis, in 2011.

She enjoyed dancing, traveling, entertaining, arts and crafts, reading and spending time with her six grandchildren.

Edna is survived by her husband, Wesley; her brother, David Cole and his wife, Penny; her sister, Frances Wallace; her first husband, Thomas Cochran; her children, Bruce and his wife, Debbie, Scot, Larry, and Jennifer and her husband, Michael; and her six grandchildren.

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