Jared Mark Washburn, Sr., beloved husband, father, and friend, passed unexpectedly into heaven on September 12, 2013.
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He was born in Rutland, Vermont on March 15, 1970, to Pamela Ann (Shmerder) Washburn and George Franklin (Jeff) Washburn, III. He attended Rutland schools and Wellspring of Life Bible College.
He loved his job at Alderman's Chevrolet, where he was Salesman of the Year for the last two years. He deeply cared for the people he worked with, and his customers, many of whom became very special friends.
Jared is survived by the love of his life, Tricia Craw-Washburn, as he was truly the love of hers; their two beautiful sons, Jared Mark Washburn, Jr., and Patrick Jared Washburn; his sister, Leigh Paige Truhan, her husband Ben Scott Truhan of Rutland, and his precious new baby niece, Hannah Scarlette Truhan; his father, George Franklin "Jeff" Washburn, III of N.H.; his mother and father in law, Justine and Terry Craw; his best friends, Drs. Thomas and Peggy Ann Kiley of Oklahoma and three rescue pugs, Bandit, Hannah, and Rocky, whom he loved and cared for faithfully because his wife couldn't stop bringing them home.
He was predeceased by his beautiful mother, Pamela Schmerder Washburn. Included in the long list of people he loved were many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his staff family at Alderman's Chevrolet.
Jared had two loves in his life. The first was the Lord Jesus Christ, who saved him from himself, and the second was his family. He needed little else to be content. His greatest joy was buying surprises for his sons, which was exactly what he was doing when he passed into the Arms of Jesus. He left the most wonderful memories for his wife and sons, and was truly the greatest role model as a husband and as a father. He was a gift from God, a man who brought joy and laughter to every situation.
Jared's great passion was preaching and sharing the Gospel, especially to those within the prison system. As a member of Wellspring of Life Christian Center, he ministered weekly for years in the Marble Valley Correctional Facility here in Vermont, diligently endeavouring to impart the miracle of Jesus to all that heard him.
A celebration of Jared's life will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hillside Rd., Rutland, Vt. 05701.
A reception will follow in the church hall.
Friends may call at the Clifford Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tricia Craw Washburn, for the future of Jared's sons, Jared Mark Washburn, Jr., and Patrick Jared Washburn, c/o Justine Craw, 186 Fox Glen Drive, Naples, Florida, 34104.
Clifford Funeral Home
2 Washington St Rutland, VT 05701
Published in Rutland Herald from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2013