Rene Jones Memorial

Rene Jones was one of the founding members of our group back in 2001. 

Rene supervising the cookie decorating (she made all the cookies herself).

She was a key driver to starting our first Buddy Walk four years ago.  She served as an officer for many years, and helped us attain non-profit status.  She wrote the newsletter for many years and was very active in the disability community.  Rene was a tireless advocate for her daughter, Kally. 

Rene, Kally and Elizabeth singing songs at our talent show.

Rene was always willing to share information with younger parents.  She was always positive with a kind word for or about everyone. Last year, she was tragically killed right before Thanksgiving and we will sorely miss her. 

Rene, her family and Kim.

Each year, we are proud to dedicate the Buddy Walk in her honor to demonstrate in some small way how much she meant to us and our community.  Here's to you Rene - we miss & love you!


Rene with Nancy, our first self-advocate speaker.

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