ACCIDENT, Md. — Lois Cochran Sherrard, 78, passed away on August 17, 2010, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Born in Hunt Station, Ohio, in 1931, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Lake Cochran and Ruth Bird Cochran. She grew up in Mount Vernon, Ohio. After graduating from Mount Vernon High School she attended Ohio State University, Allegany Community College and graduated from Frostburg State University. She was a student of history and an avid follower of national politics.
She traveled with her husband’s career living in Houma, La.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Cumberland, Md.; and Waco, Texas. After earning a real estate sales license she worked with the Workmeister Agency in Cumberland. While in Waco she was an ArtCenter of Waco docent and benefactor and the former president of the Historic Waco East Terrace Foundation. She was also a member of the Waco Performing Arts and patron of the Hippodrome Theater. After retiring to Accident, Md., she was active with the Garrett Arts Council, Mount Laurel Garden Club and the Deep Creek Yacht Club. She was proud to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was preceded in death eight months ago, by her husband of 57 years, James Sherrard.
She is survived by one son, Steve Sherrard and wife, Ann, of Accident, and their children, Sam, Abby, Beck and Lake; two daughters, Lindsay Sherrard and husband, Brian Brecto, of Prescott, Ariz., and grandchildren Callie, Nathan, Liam and Keenan Howard of Prescott, Ariz., and Amy Sicore and husband, Jason, and their son, Hudson of Dallas, Texas. She is also survived by one sister, Janet Kerwood of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one brother, Donald Cochran and wife, Lenore, of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Lois loved cooking and entertaining friends and family. She enjoyed many adventures with her grandchildren and with her husband took pleasure in traveling with recent trips to Costa Rica, Italy and Europe.
A gracious hostess and loyal friend, she will be fondly remembered.
Friends were received at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, 21 N. Second St., Oakland, Md., on Aug. 19. A memorial service was held on Aug. 20, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Chip Lee officiating.
For online condolences and guestbook visit www.burdockfuneralhome.com.