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Michael A. Yoakum


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Yoakum, Michael A.



In beloved memory of Michael A. Yoakum who passed away March 11, 2016. He was born September 9, 1958 in Denver, Colorado. He was succeeded in death by his parents, Joyce and Arnold Yoakum, his brother, Gregory and sister, Debra McLaughlin. Michael is survived by his sister Shiela and husband Ricardo; brother Jeff Yoakum of San Francisco, CA; two aunts, Anita Smith and Marietta Weeks; nephew Jason and wife Kyra McLaughlin and many more loved relatives.

Michael graduated from Northeast H.S. in Kansas City, Missouri, a year ahead of his class. He attended Portland State University to study classical music. Subsequently, he moved to San Francisco to work for the San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years.

In 1996, Michael settled in Albuquerque where he grew to love the Southwest, he drove a taxi for 16 years. His generous spirit believed in giving freely, to others, especially his passengers and most importantly, the sharing of stories. With the inner knowledge of the circle always coming back to him as a receiver and giver. Michael will be missed dearly, our family finds great comfort knowing Michael walks the heavenly realms with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 17, 2016
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