1946 ~ 2020
Thomas Jed Waddoups passed away April 1, 2020 in Kearns, UT. Jed was born March 5, 1946 in Preston, ID to William and Cora Burrups Waddoups. He married Zella Gutierrez May 7, 1966.
Thomas Jeddie (Jed) Waddoups loved to attend family get-togethers and special occasions. He loved babies and visiting with young children and adults. He was always smiling. He liked cracking or telling jokes, leaving people in stiches laughing. He was a polite, respectful man that could always be counted on. Jed liked to travel and visited many states during his life and had the opportunity to also visit Costa Rica a few years ago. He loved his two little dogs, Donkey and Buddy.
Jed was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was taught early in childhood by his parents to have strong values, to be polite and trustworthy. Jed and Zella were Stake Missionaries for two stakes for three years and later they were Temple Ordinance Workers at the South Jordan Temple for six years. They loved every minute of the opportunity. He loved his Father in Heaven and loved being a member of his ward.
Jed and his wife Zella worked and retired in the building and maintenance field.
He dearly loved his wife Zella and was her biggest fan and protector. Their love story spanned 54 years of love, companionship and friendship. He always made others feel loved and appreciated. Jed will be dearly missed by his beloved wife Zella Waddoups, his family and congregation. He was her sweetheart! Zella knows that someday they will be reunited in heaven and be together for eternity.
Jed is survived by his beloved wife Zella, his brother in laws Tim (Louise), Tony, Terry and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and all 9 of his siblings.
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