Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2002

In Memoriam

Pendleton lawyer Donald D. Yokom died Oct. 4, 2002. He was 64.

He was born Aug. 26, 1938 in John Day. He grew up in the area and during his school years developed a lifelong enthusiasm for the outdoors and sports. After starting college at his beloved University of Oregon, he attended and graduated from Willamette University in the law school. He relocated to Pendleton and had a private practice that emphasized criminal defense. He was city attorney for the town of Helix and in later years was a court-appointed attorney for the city of Pendleton.

Survivors include his two sons and a daughter.

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Retired Salem lawyer David G. Cromwell died Oct. 11, 2002. He was 74.

Cromwell was born July 27, 1928 and grew up in Salem. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism and had an earlier career at newspapers in Salem and Alaska. Returning to Salem, he entered law school and graduated from the Willamette Law School, joining the OSB in 1970. He practiced in Grants Pass, where he also served on the city council, before returning to Salem again in 1987. He retired in 1990.

He was active in numerous community organizations, among them the Salem Senior Center, the Mid-Willamette Valley Senior Services Agency and the Marion Historical Society. He served in the Active Air Force Reserve, retiring in 1988 at the rank of major.

Survivors include a daughter. 

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