April 28, 1952 — Dec. 23, 2017
Elvira Yocum, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017, surrounded by the love of her family at the age of 65. She was born in Waukesha on April 28, 1952, the daughter of Severo G. and Elvira (nee Lopez) Mendez.
She was a graduate of Waukesha High School. Elvira’s greatest joy was her family, who she loved and cherished deeply. She touched many people’s lives through her encouraging and inspiring spirit. She loved to go shopping, play bingo, watch movies and especially loved her dog, Baby Bear.
She will be sadly missed by her parents, Severo G. and Elvira Mendez; her two children, Juanita Rivera and Jorge (Jessica) Rivera Jr.; her precious four-legged companion, Baby Bear; and her grandchildren, Jorge, Iliana, Christian, Austin, Michelle, Antonio, Izabella, Max and Jaxon. She is further survived by her brothers and sisters, John Mendez, Gloria Birkholz, Esther (Ken) Crupi, Victor Mendez, Linda (Benjamin) Ramirez, Rosalinda (the late Dave) Dunton, Ruth Mendez and Hector (Ginny) Mendez, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Yocum, and her brothers Severo Mendez Jr. and Hector Mendez.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to Care-Age of Brookfield for their kindness and excellent care provided to Elvira and their family.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 30, from 11 a.m. until the time of the 1 p.m. memorial service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorials in Elvira’s name are appreciated to the Lupus Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter, 2600 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 320, Milwaukee, WI 53226.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.