In Memory

Aaron Yocum

Aaron Gary Yocum (1/20/74)

  |   Aaron Gary Yocum was born in Hanford, CA on January 20, 1974. He passed away on November 1, 2010 at the age of 36. He was a loving father, brother and son, as well as a loyal friend to many. Aaron had a positive effect on everyone he knew. His sense of humor was infectious and his story-telling was legendary.

Aaron was raised in Hanford on his family's farm in Guernsey. He attended Lakeside Elementary School and graduated from Hanford High in 1992, where he was a standout three-year varsity football player, playing for the league all-star team his senior year. He went on to play football for two years for the College of Sequoia Giants as well. After playing football, he started working at Valley Ford, where he was a service writer for almost fifteen years for the Ryan family.

Aaron enjoyed playing golf and cards with his friends. He also liked watching Notre Dame, San Francisco Giants and 49ers play on TV or better yet, catch a live game when possible. His true love was spending time with his daughter Camryn. As she put it, they were "partners in crime."

Aaron is survived by his daughter, Camryn Yocum, of Hanford; his parents, Mike Yocum of Hanford and Colleen O'Neil of Lemoore; his brother and sister in law, Micky and Hannah Yocum of Hanford; his grandmothers, Wynema Yocum of Hanford and Collette O'Neil of Fresno as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins from the Central Valley and Monterey area. Aaron was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Kyle Yocum of Hanford and James O'Neil of Fresno.

Services were held at Hanford Church of Christ on 12th and Grangeville at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010.