Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Anne (Sedlacek) Jones was born in Parkston, S.D., Aug. 22, 1968, to Richard and Karen (Hunhoff) Sedlacek.  Kimberly joined one brother, Daniel, and her two sisters Christy and Cindy were born soon after.  
Kim grew up on a farm and attended elementary school in Tripp, S.D. In 1981 her family moved to Custer, S.D., where she graduated in 1986. Kim enjoyed riding horses, cutting wood and playing cards with her father. She got her love of math from her mother, and they enjoyed working on puzzles together. Her brother, Dan, taught her to take chances because you only live once, while Christy taught her to stay calm but use a loud voice and Cindy taught her to work hard and pamper yourself.  
While attending Chadron State (Neb.) College, earning a teaching degree in mathematics, she met the love of her life, Tracy Jones. They were married in August 1990, moved to Wyoming and had two sons, Joshua (Elaine) and Justin. She has two grandchildren, Drezdan and newborn Zaiya (who Kim lovingly referred to as Mik).  
Kim loved spending time with her family anywhere outdoors. They loved hiking, fishing, rafting and camping. Joshua got his love of reading and math from his mom and Justin perhaps got his love of sports, especially basketball, from her (Go Jayhawks!). Kim and Tracy spent as much time as possible traveling. Whether to the mountains, a family’s sporting event, a weekend in Vegas or a cruise to another country, they were always on the go. If not traveling, Kim might be found dumpster diving with Cheryl and Peggy. They could never seem to pass up a good bargain.
Kim taught in the Moorcroft, Wyo., schools for more than 26 years. She not only loved teaching, she loved her students, her library, mathematics and her lunch buddies. She had a quirky sense of humor and loved to joke with her students. Find Ann and ask about the big dog show sometime or the nightstand by her bed.  
Kim found another family at the Catholic Church of St. Patrick’s in Moorcroft. She was thankful for all they have done for her throughout the years.
Kim died peacefully in her sleep Feb. 23, 2020, after being diagnosed with ALS just six months earlier. She was 51.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; father-in-law Jesse Jones; favorite cousin, Dean Hunhoff; and Emil Brezina. 
Kim is survived by her parents; husband; sons, grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Linda Jones; sibling in-laws; nieces and nephews including brother Dan (Fiona Willis) Sedlacek’s children Clara, Daniel, Alice Anne and Roland, and her sister Christy (Kyle) Stumpf’s children Timmi and Alli, her sister Cindy (Steve) Cable’s children, Samantha and Dani, brother-in-law Shannon (Jill) Jones’ children Hunter, Scoutt and Larkyn and  brother-in-law Toby Jones’ children Kian and Ali.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Moorcroft Community Center. A luncheon will be held at the center following the service. Rite of Committal will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kim Jones Scholarship Fund (Pinnacle Bank, PO Box 100, Moorcroft, WY 82721). Each year a college scholarship will be awarded to a Moorcroft High School senior pursuing a math degree. 
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