Yockey, Marcia

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Name
Yockey, Marcia Gender: F
Marcia Anne Yockey
born on 6 November 1922 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Muncie, Indiana, 40n12, 85w23
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°38' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°00 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 12°45'



Marcia Yockey (driving a float in a parade in mid-1966 in Newburgh, Indiana)
photo: Originally uploaded by DrKick (Transferred by vivek7de), license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

American meteorologist who was best known for her 35-year on-air career in Evansville, Indiana. She made her television debut on WFIE Channel 14 in 1953, after 10 years of working for the U.S. Weather Bureau (1943–1953). Yockey was also a pilot; she owned a single-engine plane and noted that flying was among her favourite pastimes.

A resident of Newburgh, she reached star status for her forecasting skill, irreverent attitude, and colourful personality, bordering on performance art. She died on 28 September 2000 at the age of 77 after suffering for several years from Alzheimer's Disease, though ultimately succumbing to a heart attack.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/Senility
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart attack)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Meteorologist)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private