Jedediah Matthew Lyons, 40, passed away on Tuesday, October 23.
Jed was born in Burlingame, Calif. and moved to Albany when he was five years old. He lived the majority of his life in Oregon, moving to Nev. eight years ago. Oregon's clean, cool air and hundreds of friends and family made the Pacific Northwest an easy choice that ranked among his all-time favorite places to live.
Jed attended Oak Grove Grade School, North Albany Middle School, and graduating in 1991 from West Albany High School where he played doubles tennis going to State in his senior year. He also played soccer and was on the cross-country track team. Jed graduated from OSU.
Jed was a member of the West Albany Tennis Club for many years and enjoyed playing with many members in tournaments.
Jed worked at various jobs in high school from delivering pizzas to mowing lawns. Later, he worked at UPS for eight years in Oregon, and then in Nev. working for the state of Nevada Dept. of Corrections where he medically retired as a Correctional Officer.
Jed loved (fly) fishing from his grandfather, motorcycle riding with his many Oregon friends, including Donn Tanner, and mountain climbing in Oregon, Calif. and Nev. Jed was a voracious reader, keeping up with the financial world and politics. He most especially, loved the outdoors and learned to surf the Northern Calif. waters around Marin, Calif. He also was an animal lover and especially enjoyed his dog "Kizzy."
Jed is survived by mother, Claudia Stone; step-father, Skip Stone; brother, Jonathan Stone; father, William R. Lyons; grandmother, Irma Blackburn; aunt, Christine and husband, Steve Weintraub; aunt, Charlene Stone; aunt, Connie Stone; and uncle, Grant Stone; numerous uncles and cousins in Calif. and Oregon; fiancee, Donna Berry; good friends in Oregon and Nev. are numerous but especially great ones include: Andrea, Mark, Kevin, Marty, Donn, Ken and Joy.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, James Blackburn, Marguerite and William Lyons; uncles, Jeff Blackburn, Jerry Lyons and Michael Lyons.
A memorial mass will be at 10a.m., Tuesday, November 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albany.
Memorials may be gratefully given to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice, 1046 Sixth Ave SW Albany, OR 97321 for exceptional and loving care of our Jed.
AAsum-Dufour Funeral home is handling arrangements (www.aasum-dufour.com).
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