Claurica Dean Yoakum

Claurica DeaYoakum-Claurica 01-02-2016n Yoakum passed away on December 22nd, 2015 in La Marque, Texas. She was born in Carnegie, Oklahoma on February 15, 1949. She married her husband of 41 years, Kenneth on June 17th, 1967. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and Mee-Maw, and the greatest friend you would ever have. Claurica would talk your ear off with all of her REPEATED stories. She was an amazing woman, who will be missed greatly by all.

Claurica was preceded in death by her mother and father, twin brothers, husband, and adopted sister. She is survived by her children, Cynthia and Eric Gerlock, Laurica Yoakum, and Ralph Anthony and Daisy Yoakum; sister, Myra Lucille and Dennis McKay; brother-in-law, Jimmy; sister-in-law, Gloria Jean; grandchildren, Wade, Blake, Calyssa, Aidian, and Daniel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express extreme gratitude to Tracey Towne and Ronnie Cantwell for being such loyal and loving friends.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 10am, at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.


  1. I will miss my sister…It hurts to know i will never see her smile or hear her laugh again.. She is our Angel watching over us now.. Love you kids and know I’m here for you… Love Aunt Tracey

    Tracey Towne
  2. Claurica, you were a very dear friend to me….we made a lot of school memories together! Our parents were such dear friends and your parents raised a fine daughter! You were always very nice, polite and respectful. You have fine children that will continue your legacy of overwhelming kindness. May peace and love be with your dear children. my prayers are that you and your beloved mother are rejoicing with God’s grace in his heavenly kingdom!

    Charlie Matranga

    Charlie Matranga
  3. Mommy,

    Gosh how I miss you. Who knew that the last time we spoke on my birthday would be the last time I’d ever hear your voice again?!! I truly thank you for everything you ever did for us kids and for being the greatest mommy I could have ever had! Until we meet again, I will take joy in knowing that you are making others in Heaven as happy as you did those here on Earth… Keep smiling that gorgeous smile and filling the air with your laughter! I love and miss you Mommy!

    With love always,
    Rica Cai

    Laurica Yoakum

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