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Ogden Pioneer Days celebrates Ken and Dixie Jones’ contributions to the community by naming them this year’s Grand Marshals. Kent was reared in North Ogden and is a proud graduate of Weber High School. After graduating from high school, Kent spent summers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., working as a guide and packer, taking horseback trips throughout the Tetons and Wind River Mountains. Kent attended Weber College and Brigham Young University on athletic scholarships. He served a mission to the New England states for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His wife, Dixie, was reared in Brigham City and attended Box Elder High School until her junior year when her family moved to North Ogden.  She also graduated from Weber High and attended Weber College and the University of Utah. Kent owned and operated Blackburn Jones Company, an independent insurance agency, and he also served for many years on the Weber School District Foundation Board. During his tenure as president of the foundation board, the organization was able to provide football-field lights for the district’s three high schools. In addition, Kent, who also worked on the Weber County Fair Board, was a member of the Ogden Pioneer Days committee from 1985 to 1995, and served as chairman and vice chairman. Kent and Dixie served a two-year, full-time LDS mission, working as directors of the Cove Fort Historic Site in central Utah.  Kent and Dixie have three sons, Clay, Scott and Brad.  They have nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  The Jones family also has showed American Paint Horses in Utah and throughout the country. They have raised World Champion and Reserve World Champion horses.  Come to Ogden Pioneer Days events to cheer for the Jones family as they graciously serve as this year’s Grand Marshals.

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