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JC Cothren

July 11, 1940 — February 24, 2013

Ocean Park resident J.C. Cothren, 72, died in Ilwaco on February 24, 2013. The son of Charles and Emma (Allison) Cothren, he was born July 11, 1940 in Clay County, North Carolina. J.C. grew up in Georgia where he received his education and helped his family work farms at various locations where they raised chickens and turkeys. The family moved to Washington state in 1960 and J.C. joined them following a short time serving in the U.S. Army. He and Mary Jenkins were married November 22, 1963---a memorable day in more ways than one as it was the day President Kennedy was assassinated. The couples first home was in Chehalis, Washington. J.C. worked in various sawmills and logging operations in western Washington from the 1960s through the 1980s. Following a few years in California he moved to the Peninsula in 1986. He was employed as an oyster opened at Eastpoint Seafoods in Nahcotta until 1996. For the ensuing four years he managed the Clam Tide RV Park in Ocean Park until retirement in the early 2000s. J.C. enjoyed gardening, flowers and loved to feed and watch after "his" wild birds. He also followed current events and politics on television. Besides his wife who resides at the family home in Ocean Park, he is survived by daughter Kim Cothren of Ocean Park; sons James (Melodie) Cothren of Webwood, Canada, Daniel Cothren of Ocean Park and William "Bill" (Tiffany) Cothren of Connellsville, PA; brothers John (Audrey) Cothren of Long Beach, WA and Dennis (Karen) Cothren of Centralia, WA; grandchildren Hayley "Liz" Vosburgh, Adrian Cothren, Aaron Cothren, Gaje Cothren and Avah Cothren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Martha Paxton and Rosell Baron. J.C. had requested no service be held. His on-line guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.

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