Patti Yoakum, of 4303 W. 234th Place,Torrance,Ca.90506, passed away the morning of 13 March of a heart attack. Pattii was attended by her loving husband of 41 years. Patti was the daughter of Virginia and Kellog Krebs and was born 20 November 1936, in Pasadena,Ca. The family moved to Palo Alto where Patti lived until she attended the Colorado Women's College and Denver University in Colorado. After college, Patti married into the Air Force and was the dedicated service wife. Patti was a member of the Torrace community for 23 years and she will be dearly remembered for her tremendous love for her family and her truly generous and forgiving heart. She is survived by her husband retired Colonel Victor Yoakum, daughter Susan, son Eric, niece Marcie Yoakum Notar, nephews Vance Jr. and John Yoakum; her aunt Ruby Krebs, cousins Kenny and Jerry Krebs and Carolyn Carson of the Palo Alto area, and many friends. Her parting has left a void filled with so much remembered joy, love and friendship shared. A memorial service will be held in honor of Patti at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 20 March at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 301 Avenue D at Pacific Coast Highway,Redondo Beach,Ca. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Patti's name to the American Heart Association.

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  1. My deepest condolences. I am a friend of the family.I lost track many years ago.Please if anyone knows how to contact Sue or Erick pls contact me sincere condolences.Brenda Carroll (Rizzo)I lived at there home.When I moved from Massachusettes.Loving family.So sorry

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