Born Dec. 31, 1892 in Ellensburg, Wash. Passed away Nov. 1, 1974 in Seattle, Wash., at the age of 81. He operated a farm at Colockum Creek outside of Wenatchee, Wash., for many years. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War I. In 1940 he moved to Alderwood Manor, and later to Edmonds, where he operated his own ranch until 1948. In March of that year, he was married to Dorothy Zoellern, and they moved to White Center a short time later.

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He is survived by his wife Dorothy, of Seattle; a daughter, Roberta Stanfield of Yakima; two sons, Lance P. Yocom of Glennalien, Alaska; and Chester L. Yocom of Seattle. By three stepdaughters Muriel Kelley of Bellevue; Donna Mahood, Fallbrook, Calif., and Fran MacPhee of Reston, Virginia. By one stepson, Jim Zoellern of Seattle. Also by three grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren. At the request of the family, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medic II of the White Center Fire Department.

Seattle Times, November 2, 1974
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman