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John Elis David Threlkeld

Brookfield, VT. — John Elis David “Jed” Threlkeld, 29, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

Jed was born in Randolph on Jan. 30, 1983, the youngest child of Linda (Wangsness) and David Threlkeld. He attended Brookfield Elementary School, Randolph Union High School, and RAVC, graduating in 2001. He spent his Junior year of high school in Scottsdale, Ariz. He played soccer and lacrosse.

Jed loved the woods, fishing, gardening, little kids and animals, particularly his dog, Kaya. As a little boy, he and his pony, Champ, were best of friends, and he loved riding Champ over the jumps. He was a kind and generous person, always ready to lend a helping hand to his friends. He loved his nephew, Lucian and his niece, Elise very much. Jed was employed as a framing carpenter in Arizona for several years. His company sent him to work in Hawaii for a period of time, which he enjoyed. He most recently worked as a carpenter for de Ven Construction.

Jed is survived by his mother, Linda Runnion and step-father, Norman Runnion of Brookfield; his father, David Threlkeld and stepmother, Mary Pat Threlkeld of Southington, Conn.; his sister, Elizabeth Threlkeld White and her husband, Andrew of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; his sister, Kirsten Threlkeld and her husband, Mark Fowler of Burlington; his brothers, Erik Threlkeld of Montpelier, Luke and Mark Threlkeld of Southington; his beloved nephew, Lucian White and his cherished niece, Elise Fowler.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Randolph. There are no calling hours. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Humane Society of Central Vermont, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601. Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home.