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Jedediah Learned

May 20, 1978 — June 25, 2018

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 (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 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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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, August 3, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

The Episcopal Church of St. Martin

640 Hawthorn Ln, Davis, CA 95616

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