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Robert Ray Yoakam

November 3, 1944 — November 23, 2023

Aurora, CO

Robert “Bob” Ray Yoakam, age 79, died following extended illness on November 23, 2023 at Denver Hospice at Lowry in Aurora, Colorado 

Bob was born in Akron, Ohio November 3, 1944 to Carl Yoakam and Ruth Butcher Yoakam. He is preceded in death by his parents and his older brother Carl “Bud” Yoakam Jr.

Bob is survived by his wife Susan (Spratt) Yoakam and his 3 children Tom (Melissa), Chris, and Julie (Scott). Grandchildren Shannon (Matt), Jonah (Lucy), Ben (Kylee) and Jordan, his younger brother, Don (Karla) and many nieces and nephews. He has one great grandchild who was born October 6th, 2023, Van Leo Falconer. 

Bob served the country in the Air Force from 1962 to 1966. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State College, in Computer Technology and later received his Masters degree while he was working as a systems analyst. He worked in IT in Colorado for many years after serving in the Air Force and later became a realtor. 

While serving in the Air Force Bob was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. This was where he met Sue, his wife of 57 years. She had grown up just walking distance from Lowry. As life came full circle, this was also where he spent his last days and passed away peacefully, at Denver Hospice. 

The family has planned a private family service and burial at Fort Logan. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to Denver Hospice. The link is below. Denver Hospice is a not-for-profit organization and is a place of peace, kindness, serenity and comfort. The family felt cared for and Bob was treated with dignity and compassion. The nurses at Denver Hospice, during his 5 days there, were incredibly helpful and this painful part of life felt less difficult to navigate because of their knowledge and kindness. The family felt it was like home and were welcome to stay as if it were. 

 

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