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: 3 years ago Updated: 3 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: 3 years ago Updated: 3 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: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese 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 38 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Aldean Washburn was 46 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Aldean Washburn was 63 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
Aldean Washburn died on 29 Apr 1995 at the age of 68
Grave record for Aldean Washburn (27 Sep 1926 - 29 Apr 1995), BillionGraves Record 18004 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States