Wally and "Sweet Rose" through the years...


Wally's Keepsake

Wally kept this picture of Rose in his wallet for most of their lives together. It was in his wallet until I removed it and took photos of it after his passing.




February 29, 2016





Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery 2015

A visit with "Sweet Rose".

April 17, 2015




April 7, 2014





Personal Calendar 2013

Despite my moms stresses of living with cancer treatments and bills, she always showed the most respect and love for Wally. She always looked over family more than herself. My mom used to buy calendars at the Country Petaller every year. She and Wally would go and spend a day shopping and eating near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Chester, Maryland). Even after my mothers passing, I would take my father on a trip in the Fall to pick up a new calendar (was his tradition with her). We would do a little walk on a trail nearby and eat at the Fisherman's Inn.





50th Anniversary Newspaper Article



50th Anniversary Poem




50th Anniversary 2005

The family held a surprise 50th Anniversary for Wally and Rose.

Maple Dale Country Club, Dover, Delaware

November 2005




Various Photos



Children - 4 Boys

Picture order: Eric, Steve, Tom, Ken

Ken Yocum

Steven Yocum (1960-1992) Memorial Webpage

Thomas Yocum

Eric Yocum




Honeymoon 1955

Honeymoon - Niagara Falls

The black and white photos are from November 1955. In August of 1992, they returned to Niagara Falls. Wally and Rose are standing by the fountain that Wally was sitting on back in 1955.




Wedding November 5, 1955

Photos of their wedding.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Pennsylvania

November 5, 1955




1953 - 1954

Wally started his Air Force training in 1952. He went to Sampson AB, Amarillo AB, Shaw AB and then off Japan and Korea. As crew chief, his love for Rose ended up on the nose of his F-86F - 'Sweet Rose'. He also had an oil painting made for her during his stay. Wally returned to the United States early 1955.




Circa 1952

And so they met in Pennsylvania...






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