Note: YOCUM, Lee Courtland, 73, died July 17, 1995 at his home in Lake Havasu City, AZ where he had lived for the past 7 years. Mr. Yocum was the son of Verna E. and Lee C. Yocum, Sr., founders of Arizona Mortuary. (Both parents as well as his only sister, Arabel Yocum Long are deceased). He is survived by his wife, Shirley Wood Yocum; and a son, Gregory C. Yocum (Susie) of Lake Havasu City; by three daughters, Barbara Yocum Bianco, Shirley (Yo Yo) Jenson (Don) and Tony Webb (Bob), all of Tucson and by seven grandchildren. Mr. Yocum was born in Logan, OH. He and his sister came to Tucson as children when the Arizona Mortuary was established by their parents in 1926. He was a licensed pilot in his early teens and following his military service with the Navy during WWII, became a Flight Instructor at Marana Airpark where he taught Air Force Cadets to fly. A graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in Dallas, TX, Mr. Yocum was associated with Arizona Mortuary until the mid 1970s. While in Tucson he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and a life member of the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club. A Memorial Service for Mr. Yocum will be held at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home in Lake Havasu City at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 20th. Remembrances may be made to any favorite charity. --- Tucson Daily Citizen, July 18, 1995
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