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Diane (DiDi) Jones Memorial Reef

July 3, 1962-September 12, 2021.
Diane’s special place was Mexico Beach before she became ill with early onset Alzheimer’s. She loved spending weekends at our condo reading a book on the patio overlooking the beach. She grew up loving the beach but when we drove into Mexico Beach each time we visited, she knew this was the place she wanted to be. She loved spending time on the beach with her niece, Katherine and loved taking her to the Shell Shack and Killer Seafood every weekend. I am so thankful for those special memories that we will always have. Diane passed away during covid making a memorial service very difficult but know she would have much rather had this reef named for her so a part of her will always be at her favorite place.

6 piling mounted Ecosystems deployed on 8 May 2017 under FWC/NRDA Grant 15158. Verified by Bob and Carol Cox on 18 Aug 2020.

Bell Shoal

REEF ID: 233
Latitude: 29° 55.688 N
Longitude: 85° 28.076 W
Range: 2.3 nm
Bearing: 237
Depth: 19 feet

Range and Bearing is taken from mouth of Mexico Beach Canal.

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