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“Dolly and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time in your life. I was Jim's student intern at Sandia from 1997 through 2000. He...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Liz Gallegos (formerly Martinez)

“Dolly and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always tell my kids about the great July 4th gatherings we had at your house. I will...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Kirstin Sterosky Berson

“You will be missed Jim. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Cory Ratliff

“Jim was my manager for a number of years. He was heck of a nice guy and I remember my time under him with fondness. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Tom Laub

“All my thoughts are with you Dolly and Eric. And may you find peace in Jim's memory. Cortney ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Cortney

“Dolly and Family, Jim was a great guy to work with.I shall remember him as bright, witty, patriotic and unselfish. I am sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Dick Thompson

“Steve my deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Let Pat and I Know if there is anything we can do for you. Chris Mora ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Christine Mora

“Dolly and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Donna Filip

“Dolly and all the family, So very sorry for you loss. Was shocked when I saw the newspaper notice. Will try to reach you later. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Doris Vician

“When I was a little kid I lived next door to the Yoders on Montclaire. I use to watch Jim and Dick play basketball in their driveway. Jim was...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: John Carney

“Dolly and the entire Yoder family, I worked with Jim at Sandia off and on over the past 25 years. Jim was an outstanding scientist/engineer, but...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: John C. Cummings

“Dolly and Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you in deepest sympathy. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Paula Staniulis

“To Dolly and the entire Yoder family, Our hearts are filled with sorrow over Jim's death. We have been advocates in his corner ever since his...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Janet Ratliff

“A great friend and the most patriotic man that I've known. I miss him and our country will miss his service. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Jerry Allen

“I have great admiration and respect for Jim. I had the pleasure of working for him on occasion and thought him to be a man of great character and...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Cathy Gonzales

“Dearest Dolly, Susie, and all of the family I didn't have the blessing to meet. I know Jim will be sadly missed in this life. Fortunately, we will...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Heidi Hensley (Luetters)

17 of 24 | Posted by: Tim & Darlene Strosnider

“To Dolly and family. Our hearts go out to you in your time of grieving. Jim had many outstanding accomplishments in service to his country. He will...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Larry Costin

“My sincerest condolences to Jim's family. In January 1961 I had a life altering decision to make and it was Jim I turned to for help in making that...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Robert J.

“May your hearts be filled with good memories. So sorry for your loss. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Bunny Carver

“On behalf of the French Family of Companies we express our deepest condolences. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Kristian Schmidt

“My deepest and heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Leslie Bleier ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Leslie Bleier

“Dolly & Family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of loss. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Rick & Natalie Doxtator

“Dolly & Family My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Tom Pfeifle

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YODER - James R. Yoder, a loving and beloved husband and father passed away on Monday, May 25, 2009, following a courageous battle against cancer. Jim is survived by his wife, Dolly Yoder; his son, Stephen E. Yoder; step-daughters, Suzzette Higgins and husband, Jim, and Sandy DuBrock and husband, Greg; three grandchildren, Hayley, Alec and Stuart; his sister, Susie Yoder; and brothers, Mike Yoder and Richard Yoder and wife, Carolyn. Jim was a life long resident of Albuquerque and enjoyed an illustrious 43 year career at Sandia National Laboratories. Most recently, Jim led the Emergent Threats Organization in the Systems Assessment and Research Center. Prior, he led the Systems Technologies organization and was responsible for the development of sensor systems to acquire and analyze data from sources ranging form laser light to nuclear radiation. In 2003 Jim spent several months as a loaned executive helping establish the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection organization in the then new Department of Homeland Security. In 1995 Jim was appointed acting Director of Sandias Advanced Information Technologies Center. The appointment ultimately led to a two-year assignment as Senior Planning Officer for the Directorate of Science and Technology at the Central Intelligence Agency. Jim continued with the CIA serving on two Senior Advisory Panels. Jim was a member of the Albuquerque Council on Foreign Relations, the AIAA, and the IEEE. Jim has authored many formal reports and journal articles and papers presented at national and international conferences. Jim shared his passion for reading and travel with his family by spearheading and accompanying his family on numerous trips. Jim has flown airplanes and hung around airports for over thirty years. The Yoder family wishes to thank all the wonderful friends and the care provided by Lovelace Hospital during Jims battle. In keeping with Jims stated wishes, there will be a private/family service only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Although there will be no public memorial, please visit our online guestbook for JIm at RememberTheirStory.com


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