Kimberley Hallatt-Jones

1949 - 2013


Kimberley Hallatt-Jones, 1949-2013, came into life at Berkeley,

California with her twin sister not far behind. She would be described

as independent, smart, and always active, having a love of wildlife

and nature as her true center.

In her early teens, she bred champion racing pigeons, many

of which preferred to roost on the rooftop of neighbor, Edward Teller

(his daughter Wendy was a friend).

Kim would later say she thought her racers got just a bit faster after

an hour’s roost on the Teller roof. In her middle teens, she

won many AKC obedience trials with her Elkhound “Thor”.

Having found her personal niche, she went on to

complete her studies in Animal Behavior at Humboldt State

University in 1972, and began a very successful career in

professional dog training in the San Francisco Bay area. Her

love for the beauty and strength of raptors led her to the sport

of Falconry where, as a Master falconer, she flew peregrines

and goshawks to hunt for almost 25 years.

In 1970, she met and married a man who understood and

participated in her love of dogs and falcons. They worked,

traveled and played together for the next 42 wonderful years.

Kim was known to her countless friends and clients as

selfless, honest and utterly dedicated. She was a giving and

loving woman whose passing will leave an empty space in

the lives of many who knew her.

She was 63 years young and died peacefully at home

with her husband and stepmother at her bedside.

Kim is survived by her husband, Robert M. Jones;

sister, Katherine Hallatt-Cauvin; step-mother, Jane Hallatt;

two step-brothers: George Hickok and Larry Hickok; and

nephew, Jean-Paul Cauvin. She was preceded in death by her

father, Robert Hallatt; mother, Kelly McDowell, and brother,

Robert Patrick Hallatt.

Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA

through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles

Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Friends may write memories and sign the online

guestbook at

We know not where Kim has gone,

only that we wish we could be with her


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