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Silver Taps: Logan Kael Jones

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September 1, 2001 — November 4, 2023

A true Aggie with love for the people and world around him

Logan was one of those people whose kindness left a permanent impression. More than anything, he cared about those around him, his grandmother Mary Nixon said.

“He was very sweet, kind and he always thought about other people before himself,” Mary said. “We could talk about him for hours.”

As an Aggie, Logan loved Texas A&M’s traditions and atmosphere, and he hoped to use his experiences to fuel his passion for the environment. Mary said she remembers the moment he realized what he wanted to do.

“He called me all excited one afternoon,” Mary said. “He said, ‘There’s this major. It’s urban planning and design. I think this is just perfect for me.’”

Logan felt connected to the natural world and wanted to help conserve it through sustainable planning. One of the key moments in his life came after his first year of college. Logan spent that summer working in Rocky Mountain National Park among the mountains and valleys, coming back forever touched by the beauty there.

“After that summer, he was sold,” Mary said. “He knew he could preserve these beautiful, majestic landscapes that he just loved. He always loved the mountains.”

Logan lived in Boerne and had strong connections to his community. He was an active member of his church and graduated from Boerne High School, where the theatre program and other departments became a second home. He regularly met his former English teacher for coffee, advice and to talk about life.

“He used to meet his teacher from high school, Mr. Paul Yoder,” Mary said. “They would meet at Black Rifle Coffee Company and chat and visit. That was one of his favorite places. Yoder delivered Logan’s eulogy in November.”

In college, Logan continued to connect with the people around him, both through his major and as a part of Fellowship Church in Bryan. His mother, Sara Jette, said he was always the one comforting people who were struggling or being there when he was needed. After he passed away, people messaged her and Mary with countless stories of the impact his actions had on them.

“I think it’s his kindness for others and thinking more of others than himself that define him,” Sara said.

His family said they have many memories of Logan going out of his way to help people. However, it was the little, everyday moments that displayed his personality.

“He would always rush to open doors for people,” Mary said. “When he was here, he would just get up and wash dishes. Nobody had to say anything to him. He just did. One of our friends, when I talked to her, she said, ‘I can just see him standing at my kitchen sink right now doing the dishes.’ He had a servant’s heart.”

Besides service, Logan had a love for reading, hiking and animals and bonded with his father and older brother through target shooting. He was also known for his sense of humor.

“He was always funny, even as a little boy, and blunt,” Mary said. 

One of her favorite moments was when Logan was about 4 years old and their family was getting ready to go somewhere. 

“Logan was impatient, and I told him that it took a little time to put everything together so that I looked good when I went out,” Mary said. “He looked at me and he said, ‘Mimi, it’s not working!’”

Throughout his four years at A&M, Logan could often be found in his favorite place, the Flag Room, listening to the piano and enjoying its respectful, comforting atmosphere.

“He loved the Flag Room,” Mary said. “He would call me sometimes, and he would say, ‘Guess where I am?’ and I could hear a piano playing in the background.”

In September, Logan earned his Aggie Ring. His family said he was so excited to get it because he loved the unique parts of A&M and would do everything he could to spread the Aggie Spirit.

“He loved the traditions at A&M,” Mary said. “He could tell you all about them. Right before his grandfather passed away, we went up to visit. He pushed his grandfather in his wheelchair all over campus and he could tell him about almost every building. He knew the campus like the back of his hand. We probably walked three or four miles that day. He loved all those traditions.”

The family of Logan Kael Jones requests that anybody struggling with mental health be directed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 988 or with campus mental health resources, available online, in-person and over the phone after-hours at (979) 845-2700.

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Amy Leigh Steward, Assistant Life & Arts Editor
Amy Leigh Steward is a neuroscience student minoring in astrophysics from Boerne, Texas. She joined the Life & Arts desk as a reporter in Fall 2023 and has been the Assistant Life & Arts Editor since January 2024. After graduation, Amy plans to pursue a PhD in neuroscience and go into research and science writing.
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    Chrysti BryantFeb 6, 2024 at 10:00 pm

    I am so very sore for your loss. May God’s peace be with you all in this difficult time.

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    Lorinda OlsonFeb 6, 2024 at 6:02 pm

    So very sorry for the families loss. Logan sounded like a wonderful young man. We do not understand the loss of suicide and I know it has been an increased concern in the US. I’m praying for all involved and appreciate the beautiful story from his grandmother on who Logan was. May he rest in peace and be up in heaven with Jesus.

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