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Hilda P. Jones

November 16, 1925 December 17, 2018
Hilda P. Jones
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Hilda P. (Pat) Jones passed away peacefully at home at the age of 93 on Monday, December 17th, 2018 in Williamsburg MO. She was preceded in death by her Husband Edward D. Jones Jr., her father Truman Post Young, mother Hilda Jamieson Young, brother Truman Post Young II, and sister Francis Curry. She is survived by one sister Anne Lloyd, one sister in-law Ann Key, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pat and her late husband Edward “Ted” Jones were instrumental is establishing the Katy Trail State Park, Ted and Pat Jones Confluence Point State Park, Pat Jones Pedestrian Bicycle Lane, Young Conservation Area and Prairie Fork Conservation Area, just to name a few.
Pat’s love for the outdoors started as a child on weekend adventures to what is now the Young Conservation Area. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1950 with a degree focusing on soil science from the College of Agriculture.
She and her husband continued their love for nature, the outdoors and ensuring people had wide open spaces to explore. She donated their farm to the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1997 and established partnerships with the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri and the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Pat's vision brought over 35 conservation organizations together to focus efforts on restoration of native habitats, conservation research, and her passion of youth conservation education and getting children into the outdoors.
Pat loved to greet the school kids and say “Learn, Get Dirty & Have Fun”
A celebration of life to be held at a later date in spring has yet to be determined. Donations can be made to: Friends of Ted and Pat Jones, Conservation Federation of Missouri, 728 W Main St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, attn: Pat Jones OR Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, attn: Prairie Fork, P.O. Box 366, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
To make a donation by check or money order, please make it payable to Katy Trail State Park and send it to:
Katy Trail State Park, PO Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102. To make an online donation

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