Frances
Frances Menechios Yockey 1921-2010 Frances Menechios Yockey was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1921 to Catherine and Thomas Menechios. She passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. She worked for Westmoreland Silver for several years until she and her family moved to Los Angeles in 1952, settling in Westchester. She was an executive secretary at TRW for many years, but never lost her Boston accent or her love of the Red Sox. In 1970, she married Dick Yockey. They traveled extensively. She loved gardening and orchids. She loved to swim, and she loved anything chocolate. She loved holidays and sent cards and gifts for almost every occasion. She was preceded in death by her husband Dick Yockey, sister Kali, and sister-in-law, Tessie. She is survived by her brother Charles, nieces Katherine (Don) and Stacy, and her grandnieces. She is also survived by three stepchildren (Gail, Michael and Scott) and their children. Funeral services will be held at St. Katherine's on Tuesday, Februrary 23 at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held Monday at White & Day Colonial Mortuary from 4 to 5 p.m., with Trisaigion services beginning at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277. May her memory be eternal.

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  1. So sad to hear of Fran’s passing. She was a delightful spirit and light to all who knew her — and was loved by my entire family. I will join my daughter Stephanie Younger at the service on Tuesday, as I am flying in from Wyoming on Monday evening. Our love to all the Menechios!

  2. So sad to hear of Fran’s passing. She was a delightful spirit and light to all who knew her — and was loved by my entire family. I will join my daughter Stephanie Younger at the service on Tuesday, as I am flying in from Wyoming on Monday evening. Our love to all the Menechios!

  3. I’m so sorry for the loss of our beloved Grandma Fran. She had a special love for her disabled niece and grandson. I never knew Grandma Fran loved orchids until reading this website. Thanks for sharing that.

  4. I am sorry to hear about Frans passing. I worked with her for many years at TRW, she was the nicest person we all loved her. I enjoyed many luncheons with her and we had many good times together. We kept in contact after retirement. She was a great person. Verna Melough

  5. I worked with Fran for many years at TRW and we continued our friendship after our retirement. I alway looked forward to visiting Fran and Westchester. We always found great places to eat, we would go to the movies, and made several trips to Palm Springs. We never ran out of conversation and always found we were still going strong at 1:00 or 2:00am. I will miss Fran and the many calls to each other. Joan Rugtive

  6. We will miss your kind and sweet spirit, have a blessed journey “Frances”… With all our love, Masi, Carol, Lauren and everyone at Green Hills Flower Shop

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