Aldean Washburn

27 Sep 1926 - 29 Apr 1995

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Aldean Washburn

27 Sep 1926 - 29 Apr 1995
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Grandpa Washburn died when I was 4 years old. I don't remember much of him, but I remember the love. I remember an Easter egg hunt at his house. At that time in my life, it was the biggest one I had ever been to, maybe it still is.

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Aldean Washburn


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


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AlDean Washburn

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Grandpa Washburn died when I was 4 years old. I don't remember much of him, but I remember the love. I remember an Easter egg hunt at his house. At that time in my life, it was the biggest one I had ever been to, maybe it still is.

Light in the dark pilot story

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

True Life Story by AlDean Washburn (around 1967): In the Stake presidency, I use to have to travel 120 miles from Ridgecrest where I lived to Palmdale Calif. where the Stake Center was located. I would fly into Lancaster in my Cessna 182 (a small 4 seater with a single prop.) and then drive an old 4 door Hudson car I had stored there the 15 miles from Lancaster to Palmdale. I made many trips that way to Stake Presidency and other meetings that were held there. In December, I was on my way back from a late Sake Presidency meeting in Palmdale and I got into a snow storm between Mojave and Ridgecrest. So I dropped down and followed the highway out of Mojave past Four Corners towards Red Mountain flying just about 100 feet off the ground staying under the clouds. Just before I got where I could see the lights of Red Mountain, it began to snow very hard. I knew I was in the clouds and should do a 180 turn and get out of there. But I also knew I was almost to the pass in Red Mountain so I set forward in my seat straining to see the Red Mountain lights knowing that if I could make it through the pass the weather should be clear. Then I noticed that the motor on the plane was revving up much higher than it should be and automatically pulled back on the yoke to raise the nose and lower the speed. However, instead of slowing the motor, it sped up even more. I quickly checked the instrument panel and saw what every piolet dreads and that was that I was in a dead-man’s spiral. I was circling to the left and headed towards the ground. The only thing pulling back on the yoke had done was to tighten the spiral and speed up my descent. At this point my air speed indicator was maxed out and in the red. I knew I couldn’t be very far from the ground, so I quickly leveled the plane using the horizontal indicator. However, because of my air speed and the fact that I was still pulling back up on the yoke, once I stopped the spiral and brought the nose up, it didn’t just level off, but shot me almost 2,000 ft straight up into a big thunder head and very violent weather. Up there the winds were terrible and tossed my plane around like it was nothing and also completely though off my sense of balance. Every time I felt like I had straightened out my flight my instruments said I was in another spiral. But when I followed the instruments to straighten out the plane, I felt like I was hanging upside down and was spinning in a dizzying manner. I first thought my magnetic compass was broken because it was turning around and around, but then checking on the electronic compass, I saw it was doing the same thing. And during all of this I was being buffeted and kicked around by violent winds. I decided that I need to have faith in my instruments and so I jumped on the controls with both hands and both feet and held it in a steady decent according to the instruments even though it felt like I was flying upside down. I flew that way a couple of minutes feeling disoriented, mixed up and still feeling out of control of the plane when I came out of the clouds and could see a tiny light down below. Some farmer was up at 2am in morning. I don’t know what he was doing, but I am so grateful he was up and had turned on a light. Because as soon as I saw that little light my whole orientation straightened out I was once again in full control of the plane. And sure enough I was sitting upright just like the instruments indicated I should be. I dropped down under the clouds and turned around and headed back the way I had come thinking I would land at Edwards military base even though they would probably impound my plane. But I that point I didn’t care. However, by the time I made it to Edwards I could see underneath the clouds to the lights at Fox Field where I had taken off. So I flew on to it and landed about an hour and a half after I had left. I tied my plane down and got in my old Hudson and drove it into town where I took a motel room for the night. I called Clara and told her the weather was bad and I would come home in the morning. The next morning right at the crack of dawn I was in my plane and flying home. It was still cloudy and it had snowed about 6 inches where I hit the storm the night before, but in the light of day, I was able to fly under the clouds and was safely home in just about 20 minutes. The thought came to me then and often sense what a great difference it makes walking in darkness vs. walking in the light in this life.

Life timeline of Aldean Washburn

Aldean Washburn was born on 27 Sep 1926
Aldean Washburn was 13 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Aldean Washburn was 19 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Aldean Washburn was 29 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Aldean Washburn was 37 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Aldean Washburn was 51 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Aldean Washburn was 56 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Aldean Washburn died on 29 Apr 1995 at the age of 68
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