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Catherine J. Cochran

Catherine J. Cochran

Catherine J. Cochran, who became a fixture in Howard County civic and political life after settling there nearly 60 years ago and also had a successful real estate career, died Sunday at Holly Hill Farm in Clarksville. She was 85. "She was a wonderful friend, and I first met her when we moved here in 1969. We were both interested in schools back at a time when they were country schools. With the coming of Columbia, there came a certain sophistication," said Barbara W. Rudlin, who served on the Howard County school board from 1975 to 1982. "She had great ambitions for the kids and helped make changes." The daughter of William H. Flanagan, a restaurateur, and Catherine V....

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