John Yokie

Profile Updated: January 27, 2018
John Yokie
Residing In: Bloomfield, NM USA
Spouse/Partner: Marsha
Occupation: re-careering after 30 years as a mortgage lender
Children: Mike, born in 1968, lives in Round Rock with wife Angie and step-son Austin.

Ami, born in 1984, More…lives in South Carolina with our two beautiful granddaughters Alyssa (7) and Haley (4).

Step-son Jim (43) lives in Farmington and is engaged to Tamera!
Military Service: US Naval Reserve  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Comments:

Like so many others, I wonder where the years have gone. It has been a good life with lots of love, wonderful family, and precious friends. Life is more serene now as I try to gracefully surrender the things of youth.

I had my own mortgage brokerage business for 18 years, retiring from it in 2009. It was great to be the captain of my own little canoe! It was the epitome of a "small business" - me!

My current endeavors are pursuing an interest in wood working, especially wood walking/hiking sticks and wood walking canes. Re-purposing nature's raw tree branches into a beautiful hiking stick is truly a passion. My favorite woods are diamond willow, aspen, sweet gum wood.

What's on Your Bucket List?

1. To visit Vancouver Island, Canada, a trip planned for summer, 2014. I will spend several days being the apprentice of a master stick carver!

2. To take an inland water way cruise on the east coast.

3. To visit each Presidential Library.

4. To visit Italy

5. To visit the wine country in California

What Have You Learned for Sure:

That Frank Sinatra's wonderful song "I did it my way" was the anthem of my life. For that, I am grateful.

What Words of Wisdom both Ground and Lift Your Life:

That life is so very precious, and worthy to be lived. A true gift from God, to be cherished and to give thanks for.

John's Latest Interactions

Hide Comments
John Yokie's has a birthday today. New comment added.
Sep
10
Sep 10, 2018 at 2:41 AM

Posted on: Aug 18, 2018 at 3:33 AM

John Yokie added a comment on his Profile.
Jan
27
Jan 27, 2018 at 11:34 PM
John Yokie's has a birthday today.
Aug 18, 2017 at 3:33 AM
John Yokie added a comment on his Profile.
Oct 14, 2016 at 10:19 AM
John Yokie's has a birthday today.
Aug 18, 2016 at 3:33 AM
John Yokie added a comment on his Profile.
May 22, 2016 at 10:21 PM
John Yokie posted a message.
Mar 06, 2016 at 10:52 PM

Hey bob, happy birthday ole guy!!!! hope to see you and judy soon in abq! we made it another year, how cool.

john & marsha

John Yokie posted a message.
Sep 30, 2015 at 10:31 PM

Hey big guy, wow, we both made it another year. i am beginning to look forward to these annual events! hope all is well with you and your family. on my next trip to texas, i would love to get together for a cup of coffee. the last time i saw you was at the 35th reunion. i have not been to any since, but maybe the next one! take care and have a great day,

john

John Yokie posted a message.
Sep 30, 2015 at 10:23 PM

Susan, thanks so much again for your kindness and well wishes. i love that you do that each year, sorry i missed yours last year. you are such a special person! blessings to you and your family. i am finally enjoying retirement, have some new directions to stay a little bit busy and have some fun! take care my friend!

John Yokie's has a birthday today. New comment added.
Aug 18, 2015 at 10:35 AM

Posted on: Aug 18, 2015 at 3:35 AM

John Yokie added a comment on his Profile.
Jan 11, 2015 at 7:01 PM
John Yokie added a comment on his Profile.
Nov 09, 2014 at 10:58 AM
John Yokie posted a message. New comment added.
Oct 15, 2014 at 2:23 AM

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Susan, hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!! Blessings to you and your family,
john

John Yokie posted a message.
Sep 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Karl, glad you had a great birthday, it is neat that they keep coming for us!!! and yes, marsha and i have both signed organ donor cards, a wonderful gift to pass on. take care,
john

John Yokie posted a message.
Sep 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Hey Bobby, happy birthday!!! at my age, i enjoy them still coming! hope all is well with your and yours,

john