John E. Threlkeld

BROOKFIELD - John Elis David "Jed" Threlkeld, 29, died unexpectedly at his home 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 Randolph Area Vocational Center, 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 van de Ven Construction.

Jed is survived by his mother, Linda Runnion, and stepfather, 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, Conn.; his beloved nephew, Lucian White; and his cherished niece, Elise Fowler.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 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 Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home.

Published in Times Argus on Nov. 24, 2012