In Memory

Sabra Jones - Class Of 1975

Sabra Jones

Obituary on the Life of Sabra Lynn Jones, M.D.

Sabra Lynn 'Cactus' Jones, M.D.
Born October 5, 1957 - Died August 12, 2002

Gifted Athlete:
All-California  inter collegiate volleyball player of the year at Berkeley, 1979; Canyon river guide who rowed her first professional trip at age 40, took her first trip with her father Ira Lynn Jones at age 11 in 1968. Took her first trip as a Colorado river boatman in 1985. Made 135 river trips of three to 12 days as passenger, or river guide.  Completed a 1000 mile bike ride across the Southwest from Salt Lake City to Mexico to raise funds for a Mexico orphanage; kayaked seas and rivers; cross-country skiier; snorkeled; hiked; dived; ran; danced; played; rock climbed; four-wheeled in nine states and five countries; roller balled over 250 miles of Washington, DC  area streets, roads, and highways with her husband, Ray.

Humanitarian and Student of Many Cultures:
Board member of SEEDS, who?s philosophy stressed appropriate *, sustainable technology, education, and health intervention in poor Tibetan communities in Nepal (* composting toilets, Tibetan teachers, health provider development to practice traditional Tibetan medicine...) A fund has been established for donations in her name at Nepal Seeds (500 Kansas Street, San Francisco, California 415-282-9800; S.E.E.D.S. Donations, P. O. Box 1701, Sisters, OR 97759 541-549-3032)

Knew the culture, language and customs of Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Spanish, Tibetan, Nepali, Mexican, Gay and Lesbian, street people people everywhere she lived, traveled, and practiced medicine.  Skilled practitioner of American Sign Language.

Interventional Radiologist
General surgery and primary care physician
Musician - played jazz clarinet and saxophone with well known jazz artists.
Photographer and videographer who documented  the lives and adventures of herself and her friends.
Genealogy at the National Archives and Library of Congress.
Languages, including sign language.
Applied computers and digital technology to her work and her life.

August 24, 2002, Rehoboth Hospital Solarium, Gallup, New Mexico, 1 p.m.
September 8, 2002, Sequoia Lodge, Oakland Hills, 2666 Mountain Blvd, (accessed from Joaquin Miller Road), Oakland, California, 2:30 p.m.

A fund with $5000 already pledged has been established in Sabra?s name at the SEEDS offices in Oregon and San Francisco.
S.E.E.D.S. Donations, Post Office Box 1701, Sisters, Oregon 97759   541-549-3032 or
S.E.E.D.S. San Francisco, 800 Kansas Street, San Francisco 94107   415-282-9800

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05/03/11 05:59 AM #1    

Jim Sellars (1973)

I am deeply saddened with the loss of this wonderful beautiful intelligent gifted person. I don't understand why God takes good people away so early in their lives, but I trust that there's His reason for everything. I recall our moments together as youths, and I will always cherish the memory. We will all reunite one day. Until then... Jim

07/03/11 09:01 AM #2    

Lori Daly (Baldwin) (1975)

 Rest in Peace Ms. Sabra...looks like you lived large and for the good of others.  God Bless you.



Lori daly baldwin

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