March 6, 2015
James (Jim) Yoakum passed peacefully at home in Carson City, NV on March 4th, shortly after his 93rd birthday with loving family at his side. Jim was born in Perrydale, OR on February 19, 1922 to Mamie (Kunz) Hicketheir and James E Yoakum. During his three years of gallant service as a medical supply sergeant in the South Pacific during WW II he earned a Bronze Service Arrowhead, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct and Victory Medals and Philippine Liberation Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. He returned to comlete his education at the University of Oregon.