Marie Hirst Yochim, Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Saturday April 28th
Marie Hirst Yochim, age 92 of 7314 Hughes Court, Falls Church died Thursday, April 19th at Virginia Hospital Center. Marie was born February 3, 1920 in Washington, D.C. to her parents Herbert Hirst and Ella Mankin. Marie lived her life in the City of Falls Church and attended and graduated from Madison Elementary and Jefferson Institute. She attended Strayer College. Her husband Eldred, died at the age of 101 in 2006. Marie, one of Falls Church’s most venerable citizens was a 12th generation Virginian and a 10th generation Falls Churchan.
Marie was a very active Falls Church citizen and her love of country, its history and Falls Church permeated most of her life. Mrs. Yochim was the 35th President of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving in the national leadership position from 1989 -1992. She joined the Falls Church Chapter of the D.A.R. in 1953 and became the Virginia State Regent. After her active service she was named Honorary President General. She was a George Washington Fellow and major contributor to the Center for Advancing America’s Heritage. Her family ancestry in Falls Church goes back to the first settlement at Big Chimney (1699). Her nephew Melvin Steadman’s book, Falls Church, By Fence and Fireside, is the prime source for much of the City’s history. Given her extensive knowledge of the City’s history, Marie was interviewed at various historic sites in the City for the FCCTV series CITY WALKS. The first episode with Marie and Dave Eckert will be aired on FCCTV at 2 pm Friday and Saturday this week and again on Sunday at noon.
The viewing and service will be held at the Columbia Baptist Church, 103 West Columbia Street, Falls Church, VA. (703-534-5700). The viewing is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012. Services will be at the Columbia Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 28, 2012. Following the service, burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Falls Church.
April 27, 2012