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 www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com
We know not where Kim has gone,
only that we wish we could be with her