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.
Bobbie's Million Dollar Eagle, he went on tour with it around the world and exhibited it in the World's Fair, and many other events. He is the son of Delmer James Yoakum and Mary Elizabeth Koup/Gilliland/Haynes. His wives were: Marylou F. Sass, Jaynie Yoakum, and Nanette Renfrow. He died in 2008. He had six children:
Wayne, David, Johnny, Braiden, Mary, Vivian. All still living as of 2010.
Delmer was the son of Francis Lee Yoakum and Orah Francis/Parnham. He was a famous painter. He had a son Robert D. Yoakum, who also became a famous sculptor. Del later married Barbara Peck, after divorcing Mary Koup/Gilliland/Haynes. He was a wonderful man, went regularly to church, and gave his painting for charity.
Photo is almost 2 feet long. Bought at a thrift store, Says
on the back in pencil G S Allen. I am in Oregon, I believe the woman
is from Washington. I have tried to research the name, and I only come
up with Genieve, and Genoise, and Gussie..in Washington.