Marion Blackie Yoklavich "Forever Young" Our beloved Mother died peacefully at home at the age of 86 on Sunday morning, July 9, 2006. Marion was born February 3, 1920, in Sharon, Pennsylvania. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Eugene "Pat" Yoklavich. Marion is survived by her 10 children: Patricia (Jerry), Susan (Paul), Mary (Jim), Barbara (Blaine), Michael (Debbie), Sarah (Bob), Laura (Tom), Dianne, Theresa (Tom) and Robert (Mary) and her 17 grandchildren; James, Christopher, Mary, Brian, David, Madeline, Patrick, Kathryn, Molly, Allison, Emily, Bryce, Ian, Matthew, Benjamin, Mikayla and Kieran. Marion and Pat were long time residents of Rancho Palos Verdes. Marion devoted her life to the care and well being of her large family; she loved them deeply and held them close throughout her life. She had a unique relationship with each grandchild who loved their "Nana" for her willingness to listen and her youthful outlook. Our Mom will be remembered for her intense strength of spirit, sense of humor, warm heart, and, of course, her bright blue eyes. We love you Mom and you will be in our hearts "Forever Young". Memorial service is on Friday, July 14 at 1:00 P.M. at St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, you can send donations to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (

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  1. I am sorry that I couldn’t attend the memorial for your mom, I have so many wonderful memories of her. In three words, classy, funny and beautiful. Thank God for all that estrogen next door, I wish love to all of you at this sad time. She was a wonderful person and we were all so lucky to have great times together. Maureen Caughlin

  2. Thank you to all for your very kind words,for attending my mom’s celebration of her life,for all your support and prayers,and for sharing all those wonderful memories,you give us all strength! The ten children,and their spouses and 17 grandchildren can not thank you all enough! Don’t stop smiling and don’t forget to hug each other and tell someone you love them today and every day!!!

  3. I was sad to hear your mother has passed. She was such a good neighbor to us when we lived on Lone Valley. I regret that I can’t come to her service as I have an appointment with UCLA Hospital that day. She will always be in my memories. I will says some prayers for her the day of her funeral.

  4. My deepest sympathy to all your family. I was Marion’s hairdresser for many years. I will always remember her for her great smile and her beautiful white hair. And how she always liked to look her best. Be at peace Marion

  5. I have known the family for along time and whenever I would go visit, Marion always made me feel welcome, she was an amazing lady and she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Marion is truly Taper Care Home’s sweetheart. She has been with us for a very short period of time but I, myself have gotten so close to her that she became a really good friend to me. Kisses and Hugs to you my dear! Mwah from little Davis! We will miss you! To the Yoklavichs, god bless you all!

  7. So sorry to hear of your mother’s death. I enjoyed her company very much when I visited my mother, Kathryn, at Taper Care Home. Marion had a great sense of humor and joy of living. She was certainly proud of her children and grandchildren. What a special lady! I know how hard it is to lose a mother. I have found myself thinking many times that I will have to remember to tell my mother something only to realize I can’t anymore. But I also know how lucky I was to have her for as long as I did. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. It just seems like yesterday we were all climbing into the 1958 Chevy on our way for ice cream. Both Doc and Marion were a substantial influence on all the Caughlin family and we’re grateful to have that time together as neighbors and friends. Marion was always a great person. Her spirit will be missed.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Yuklavich passing. I remember her from growing up on Lone Valley. She was so sweet and generous. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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