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Jones, Kimball
Age 89, of Cambridge, died peacefully at Belmont Manor Nursing Center on Thursday, April 11 with his wife and daughter by his side. Born on November 2, 1923 in Melrose, MA, he was the son of the late Hazen and Rena Jones. Kim graduated from Melrose High School and Vermont Academy. He was a member of the Dartmouth College Class of 1946 where he majored in Comparative Literature and Philosophy. During World War II, in 1943, he volunteered for the army and served with the 10th Mountain Division Medical Battalion (Ski Troops) in Italy as a Medical Aidman and received a Bronze Star for meritorious service. Kim earned a Certificate from the Sorbonne in Paris, France in 1950 and a Masters degree in French Literature from Boston University in 1954. He taught English at the Howe Military School in Howe, Indiana, St. George's School in Newport, R.I., and for 32 years was a teacher of French and English at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA. At Noble and Greenough he started the tennis team and in the 1970's he started the New Hampton School Tennis Camp in New Hampton, N.H. After retiring, he spent twenty years helping adults from many countries acquire their GED's. Most of those years were spent as a volunteer at the Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences (SCALE). In 2003, the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education named Kim the Adult Education Volunteer of the Year. Besides his wife of nearly 52 years, Ileana Zagars Jones, he is survived by his daughter Enid Jones Ames and her husband Michael of Lyndeborough, N.H., and his son Kevin Jones and his partner Kate Perle of Eugene, OR and four grandchildren, Zoe, Loren and Wynn Ames and Gene Odell Perle Jones. He is also survived by his brother Dana and sister-in-law Margaret Jones of Melbourne, FL and their extended family. There will be a celebration of his life on Wednesday, June 19 at 11 o'clock in Story Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA. In Lieu of flowers a donation can be made in his name to either the Cambridge O'Neil Branch Library or the Heifer Project.

Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 29, 2013
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