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Jed C Nield

December 5, 1955 ~ August 26, 2022 (age 66)

Obituary

Jed C Nield 66, passed away August 26, 2022 peacefully in his home surrounded by family after an accumulation of life long challenges.

He was born on December 5, 1955 to Horace LaRoyce and Billie Renee Nield. Jed spent his early childhood helping on the family dairy farm where he developed a love for family, animals and hard work. He attended Star Valley High School where he actively participated in wrestling, football, drama and FFA. He married his high school sweetheart Marie Rickenbach the day after high school graduation. They made their first home in Idaho Falls, ID where Jed worked for Reed’s Dairy. Over the years they moved multiple times but one place that left a lasting impression was Pegram, Idaho working for the N Bar S Ranch. They created many amazing memories and created lifelong friendships before returning to Star Valley.

In January 2007 Jed was involved in a mining accident that altered the remaining years of his life and those around him.  He was determined to not let the loss of his arm and leg interfere with the way he lived life, both in work and play. After the accident he still enjoyed roping, ranching, farming, taking care of his animals, and supporting his children and grandchildren in all their activities.  Jed was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he held various church callings. Throughout the trials and growth in his life, he had a desire to share his testimony of his love for the gospel and would often remind those dearest to him to remain close to the Lord.

Jed is survived by his sweetheart of 48 years who selflessly stood by his side throughout their trials. He is survived by their children; Brandon (Heather) of Battle Mountain, NV, Beau (Abby) of Montpelier, ID, JR (Lyndi) of Fairview, WY and Ashley Larson (Todd) of Afton, WY.  Jed leaves behind a legacy of 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father LaRoyce and brother Cleve.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Schwab Mortuary. A viewing will be held at Schwab Mortuary on Tuesday, August 30, from 6:00-8:00 pm located at 44 East 4th Avenue in Afton.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 31, at 11:00 am at the Fairview Ward church building located at 104 Papworth Lane County Road 145, with a viewing from 9:30-10:45 am prior to the service.


Services

Viewing
Tuesday
August 30, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schwab Mortuary and Crematory
44 East 4th Ave.
Afton, WY 83110

Viewing
Wednesday
August 31, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Fairview LDS Chapel
Papworth Lane County Rd 145
Afton, WY 83110

Funeral Service
Wednesday
August 31, 2022

11:00 AM
Fairview LDS Chapel
Papworth Lane County Rd 145
Afton, WY 83110

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
August 31, 2022

Afton Cemetery

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