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Memorial Service

The Episcopal Church of St. Martin
Friday August 3rd, 2018

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Jedediah Learned

Jedediah Charles Learned, 40, of Vallejo, son of Charlie & Joan Learned of Davis, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 of complications from undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.

Jed graduated from Davis High School in 1996.  He received a B.A. degree in Creative Writing from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2000.  He worked as an appraiser for Marin County.  The world lost a creative poet, musician and artist.  He loved music - playing guitars, horns and drums.  He was a song writer and loved to create works of art.  Jed had an immense sense of humor and irony finding intrigue and beauty in the mundane.  He had great compassion for those in need and loved animals, especially his dog, Maybelle.

Jed was a well-loved man as a father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to many.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Francesca; brother & sister in law, Will and Katie Learned, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There will be a memorial service and celebration of his life at 10 a.m. Friday, August  3, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis, followed by a gathering in the parish hall.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Francesca’s ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

For details, please visit www.smith-funerals.com (or see below).

State of California ScholarShare 529 Program for Francesca Learned

A 529 educational account has been established for Jedediah Learned’s daughter, Francesca P. Learned (aka Frankie).  Charles Learned, Jed’s father, is designated by the program as Trustee “Participant” with Jed’s daughter as sole beneficiary.

Per ScholarShare there are 2 ways to make contributions:

  1. Make checks payable to Charles R. Learned (Memo:  Francesca P. Learned) and send to Charles Learned, 1132 Alice Street, Davis, CA  95616.  Upon receipt of checks, Charles will endorse them and send them to ScholarShare with a deposit slip for the account.  Please note that personal checks (excluding starter checks), bank drafts, teller’s checks and checks issued by a financial institution or brokerage firm from a banking institution located in the U.S. and payable in U.S. dollars are acceptable.


2.  Send an email to charlielearned@sbcglobal.net and he will email you an invitation with instructions on how to contribute via an electronic wire transfer from your bank account direct to Francesca’s ScholarShare account.

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He was my friend.

Nathan Ament Oct 20 2021 12:00 AM

I met Jed at my cousin Marje's wedding several years back in Oakland. I didn't know anyone there. Jed sat nearby though and was easy to talk to and get along with so I didn't feel like such an outsider. I typically don't recall people's names well but I remembered him. I wish I'd gotten to know him better. It's unfortunate and sad he's gone.

Samuel Evard Oct 8 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Learned Family,I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting Jed, but worked with his mother, Joan. I know that he was loved, and I share in your grief. I hope that your memories will warm your hearts.

Regina Patton Aug 3 2018 12:00 AM

Our hearts break for you. We will see you Friday. We are here....whatever you need or just to talk.Ron and Ann Mikalis.

Ron and Ann Mikalis Jul 31 2018 12:00 AM

Learned family,This is his friend rozelle from apt.c below his, I'm sorry to hear about his loss, he was a good friend and willing to help anyone who needed it, prayers out to all of you.......

Rozelle joyner Jul 15 2018 12:00 AM

Learned Family, I am devastated to hear of Jeds passing. What a bright light this world lost. He was always such a kind friend to me when we were growing up, and I have great memories of service projects and church activities with him- Ill always hold him and the rest of you in my heart. May God bless you in your grief. Love,Katie (Rhodes) Motherway

Katie Motherway Jul 5 2018 12:00 AM

I met Jed when I came to work for the union that represents him at his place of employment. He and I shared a love of family and dedication to our respective professions. I adored Jed and will miss him.

Barbara Kob Jul 2 2018 12:00 AM