Steve Cochran passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life with a memorial barbecue on Thursday, July 7, at Jaycee Park in Artesia, New Mexico, from 5 to 9 p.m. Steve was born on April 11, 1958, to Carrol and June (Davis) Cochran in Artesia, NM. He graduated from Lovington High School and received an associate’s degree in psychology from New Mexico Junior College. Steve married Connie Griffin on October 25, 1980, in Artesia. He worked in the oil and gas industry all of his life, and owned Zia Consulting, Inc. An avid sportsman, Steve coached in the Artesia Little League for 18 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, deer hunting, Texas Rangers baseball, good chips and salsa and the occasional Route 44 Diet Dr. Pepper. He was preceded in death by his father, Carrol Cochran. Steve is survived by his loving wife, Connie; his mother, June Cochran of Lubbock; three sons, Scott Cochran and wife Marsha of Abilene, TX, Travis Cochran and wife Clair of Liberty City, TX, and Joel Cochran of Lubbock, TX; two granddaughters, Sydney Cochran, and Bailey Cochran; and a brother, Wayne Cochran and wife Carol of Glen Allan, VA. In lieu of cards and flowers, please feel free to donate to the Artesia Little League and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.