DAR recognizes Cochran’s 50 years of volunteer service

DAR recognizes Cochran’s 50 years of volunteer service
Carol Cochran was recently recognized by the Jacksonville Chapter for her 50 years of volunteer service to the National Association of Daughters of the American Revolution.

50-year commitment to volunteering is unusual, and the Jacksonville Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution recently took the opportunity to recognize Avondale resident Carol Cochran’s half-century of service. Since 1971, when Cochran became a member of Shawnee Mission Chapter, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, to today, she has been an active volunteer in the DAR.

Cochran first became interested in the 130-year-old organization because of her mother-in-law, who was a member. She traced her lineage to a Pyles family member on the paternal side who contributed to securing American independence during the Revolutionary War. After becoming an official member on April 17, 1971, she soon went to work volunteering on multiple committee offices and leadership offices in the Shawnee Mission Chapter, including serving as a Regent.

From there she held offices as Kansas State Organizing Secretary and then State Historian. Twice she was awarded the State Volunteer Genealogist. At the national level, she served as Vice Chairman of Chapter Development.

In 2018, her husband and she decided to leave Kansas winters behind and move to Jacksonville where their son and his family live in Avondale. She founded the Jacksonville Chapter of the NSDAR and has been inducted as Registrar for 2021-2023. She continued to serve at the Florida State Level and National Level.

“We are honored to have a member like Carol Cochran now call the Jacksonville Chapter her home,” C. Maria Miller, current Jacksonville Chapter Regent, said. “I personally congratulate Mrs. Cochran on her outstanding 50 years of service.”

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