Leota Lotta Yocom, 72, of 718 N. Sixth Ave., Yakima, who received head injuries when she fell to pavement after being hit by a car at Third and West Yakima Avenues, Yakima, Friday morning, died Sunday [August 31, 1980] at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
She was born in 1898 in Tokio, ND [MN], to Oscar and Odessa Patterson. She and Chester Yocom were married in Wenatchee; he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Yocom taught school in Malaga and received education and trained as a practical nurse in Wenatchee. She and her husband moved to Edmonds and Seattle, where she was a practical nurse at Virginia Mason Hospital.
She is survived by two sons, Chester Yocom of Seattle and Lance Yocom, of Anchorage, Alaska; and three brothers, Dwain Patterson of Everett, Robert Patterson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Paul Patterson of Seattle.
Yakima Herald Republic, September 1, 1980
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman