Mary Ann Yockey, 82, real estate agent

April 29, 2006

Mary Ann Yockey, who worked in real estate sales in Baltimore and Harford counties, died of complications from dementia Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Bel Air resident was 82.

Born Mary Ann Leach in Jellico, Tenn., she attended the University of Kentucky and moved to New York City to study at the Barbizon School of Modeling. She worked as a model and appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine before becoming a technician on the atomic bomb project in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

In the 1940s and early 1950s, Mrs. Yockey owned and ran a modeling school near Oakland, Calif. She moved to suburban Baltimore nearly 40 years ago.

She worked with attorney and developer Philip O. Tilghman in the 1960s to develop portions of the Windemere housing tract in Phoenix in Baltimore County. Before retiring in 1996, she also sold residential and commercial real estate for the Grempler firm in Towson.

She also assisted her son, Franklin Yockey, in his custom home-building business in Hunt Valley.

Services were held Wednesday in Abingdon.

In addition to her son, survivors include her husband of nearly 60 years, Dr. Hubert P. Yockey, a retired nuclear physicist; a daughter, Cynthia Yockey of Belcamp; two sisters, Maycille Simon of Lexington, Ky., and Emily Waybright, of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; and a grandson. A son, Eric Milton Yockey, died in 1973.

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