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Gretchen A. Yocum

By boykofunera32295943, Feb 17 2017 02:25PM

Gretchen A. Yocum, 71, of Lower Macungie Twp., died Monday, February 13, 2017 at home. Born in Ashland, PA, she was a daughter of the late Newt and Dorothy (Miller) Griffiths. She was the wife of Stephen Yocum.

Gretchen was a selfless, generous and wonderful woman. Her passion in life was having her family together and spending time with her husband of 51 years, children and grandchildren. She loved being a mother, not only to her children but to anyone crossing her path that may have needed one. After spending three decades dedicated to raising and caring for her family, Gretchen returned to school and began a new chapter in her life as a nurse. She spent many years as a compassionate caregiver for others, and ultimately serving as the Director of Wellness at Country Meadows Retirement Community of Allentown before retiring in 2012.

In addition to her husband, Gretchen is survived by her sons, Stephen Jr. & wife Donna of Urbana, MD and Jared & wife Kelly of Moon Twp., PA; daughters, Amy wife of Joey Ocasio of Macungie, PA and Sarah Yocum-Jeffers wife of Matt Jeffers of Perkiomenville, PA; two brothers, Ralph Griffiths and Guy Griffiths; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; she was predeceased by sister Nancy Poe.

Memorial service will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1:00pm in the David J. Boyko Funeral Home, 10 E. Main Street, Macungie, PA 18062 with the Rev. Gordon Camp officiating. A calling hour from 12-1:00pm will precede the service in the funeral home. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.boykofuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

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