EUGENE, Ore. — A huge show of support Wednesday at Matthew Knight Arena as friends, family and former employees celebrated the life of Aaron Jones.
Jones played a major role in opening the volunteers in medicine clinic, for uninsured people. He also donated millions of dollars to help build the McKenzie Community Track and Field in Blue River.
Jones founded Seneca Mills more than 50 years ago, re-shaping the timber industry. Former employees say he was a great person.
“You saw him everywhere. He’d drive through and wave. He’d stop, greet you, ‘how are you doing’. He was a people person; he was right there with his crew,” said former employee Terry Jones.
Aaron Jones passed away last week. He was 92 years old.