Delmer J. Yoakum
h/o 1st wife Mary Elizabeth Koup (Haynes)
whose sons: Robert D. Yoakum, Del James Yoakum.
h/o 2nd wife Barbara Jeanne Peck
whose daughter is: Cathy Yoakum (Slocum)
whose son is: Robert Munier.
Died of a blood clot to the brain, as he
was putting his shoes on for a walk.
Very suddenly. A devout christian. Achieved
a purple heart during the Navy WWII.
His father was: Francis Lee Yoakum
His mother was: Orah Elizabeth Francis (3rd m. Arthur Parnham)
Delmer J. Yoakum (December 6, 1915 - October 25, 1997) was an American fine artist, oil and watercolor painter, designer, serigrapher, Disneyland and Hollywood motion picture studio scenic artist.
Del Yoakum was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. Throughout his childhood, he was surrounded by artists. His mother was a painter. After dismissing his hope of studying music, painting became his passion. As a boy in the late 1930's, he received a scholarship for four consecutive years to study each summer with Thomas Hart Benton at Kansas City Art Institute. After serving in World War II, he came to Los Angeles and studied with Henry Lee McFee, Phil Dike, and Rico Lebrun; and at Chouinard Art Institute, Jepson Art Institute, and the University of Southern California.
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