Patricia Ann (Cochran) Beals, age 74, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Our sadness & shock is lessened with the knowledge that Pat is no longer in pain, and she is reunited with friends & family, including her son, Joel Beals, who passed away in 2012.
She will be greatly missed by her surviving family: Her husband of 53 years, Jim. Her daughter & son-in-law, Julie & Dan Marroquin, her granddaughters, Molly & Katie, and brother Larry Cochran, all of Holland, sister Grace Karier of Paw Paw, and many nieces & nephews.
Pat lived her life with a servant heart, whether it was helping patients as a registered nurse, volunteering at her church, reading to students at Woodside Elementary, or as a member of different groups at Freedom Village. Her circle of friends span from pinochle groups that have been together for more than 3 decades, to new friendships that formed in the last 2 years since Pat & Jim moved into Freedom Village.
A memorial service for Pat is planned for Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Holland, MI. The family will greet visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. The family is also planning a Celebration of Life to remember Pat. This will take place on May 3, 2014 from 1:00-3:30 in the auditorium at Freedom Village. Family and Friends are encouraged to attend this celebration! It will be the kind of party that Pat would have appreciated!
Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to The Freedom Village Scholarship Fund, 145 Columbia Ave., Holland, MI 49424 or to The Methodist Children’s Home Society, 26645 W. Six Mile Road, Redford, MI 48240.
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