Jedediah W. Aylett was born on August 4, 1930, in Midvale, Utah, to parents Leon Ross Aylett and Alice Inez Smith Aylett. He died on August 28, 2015, at his home in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 85 years.
Jeddie had a strong work ethic from early on. He delivered newspapers on a horse and in October of 1948 started working in the Bricklayers Union (Local 1-OR). Jeddie joined the United States Air Force and later that same year, on November 20, 1949, he married Juanita Sergeant in Portland, Oregon.
After his honorable discharge in 1952 he rejoined his wife in Portland, Oregon. They moved to Hermiston, Oregon, and purchased a dairy in 1968. He operated the dairy until 1974 and then turned to farming. Through the years he raised many different crops including potatoes, wheat, corn and alfalfa, and was the first local farmer to raise Walla Walla Sweet onions.
Jeddie was preceded in death by his wife Juanita in 1996. He married Cindy Kozlowski Stout on October 2, 1999, in The Dalles, Oregon. Jeddie enjoyed raising cattle, traveling, playing cards, cribbage, and trips to Wildhorse.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Aylett, Hermiston, Ore.; sons Earl Aylett (Debbie), Lyle Aylett, Wade Aylett (Debra), and James Stout; daughters Jeannett Conner, Lanita Cooley (Bob), Chrystal Moore and Jamie Stout (Waled Mohamed); sister Isabelle Hauth; grandchildren Wendy, Tyrone, Jeddie, Rechelle, Christopher, Dillon, Juanita, Kimberly, Rebbecca, Wade, Sabrina, Chelsea, Christina, Skylie, Samantha, Gloria, Lili, Daniel, Araceli, Cinthia, Ricky, Devin, DJ, Braxton, Chloe, Jerry, Ashante, Davion and Safya; 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jeddie was preceded in death by his wife Juanita, his parents, sister Ellen Seamster, brother Ross Aylett, and a nephew, Reed Aylett.
A celebration of life service with military honors will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Burns Mortuary chapel, Hermiston, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in Jeddie’s memory to Vange John Memorial Hospice Education or International Dyslexia Association at eida.org
Please sign the online guest book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.