Gerald W. Yochum

07/24/1940 - 10/20/2014 Obituary
Funeral services will be held at New Hope Temple in Taft on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. forTaft resident, Gerald W. Yochum, 74. Mr. Yochum was born in Fillmore on July 24, 1940 and passed away in Bakersfield on October 20, 2014. He had lived in the Taft area for over 50 years and had been employed in heavy construction in the area oilfields for most of his working career. Mr. Yochum was a member of New Hope Temple and a former member of the Taft Elks Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Gladys Yochum; his sisters, Laverne Cranford, Marie Dixon and Margie Rayevich and by his brother, Leroy Yochum. Mr. Yochum is survived by his wife of 39 years, Susan Yochum; his children, Gerald Yochum, Jr., Tiffany Yochum and Aaron Yochum; his grandchildren, Christina, Caitlyn, Kyle, Brookelynn, Rachael, Makenley and Lexi; his great grandchildren, Jasmine, Marissa, Isaiah and Kylie.
No visitation hours are scheduled. To convey condolences or sign an online register, please visit,
Erickson & Brown Funeral Home
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 23, 2014
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