Theodore “Ted” Maylone

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February 21, 1927 - April 9, 2016

Theodore “Ted” Maylone was born in the log home his grandfather and great-grandfather built near Fairplay California to Edgar F. and Minerva (Pittman) Maylone on February 21, 1927. His mother died before he was two years old and his father died when Ted was just 16. He was raised with the help of family and friends. Ted attended the Fairplay school and was the last of the Maylone’s to graduate grammar school there. He moved to the Sacramento area to stay with his older brother and graduated from Grant Union High School in 1944. He then enlisted in the US Coast Guard and served until May of 1946. Ted’s father worked several of the mines in El Dorado and Amador counties. As a child, Ted helped his father as best a small child could, in these mines. The interest in mining stayed with him throughout his life. Upon returning home to the foothills of California after leaving the Coast Guard, Ted worked in the logging industry in the Placerville and Georgetown area as well as other parts of northern California. Ted married Marilyn Sheltren in 1947. They had a daughter, Bonnie Marie, but divorced in 1949. In 1950 Ted met the love of his life, Bonnie Jean De Long and they married in 1951. He and Bonnie had a son, Michael. Ted was Logging Superintendent for Georgetown Lumber Company for about ten years, until the company shut down toward the end of 1960. Early in 1961 he took a job with the El Dorado County Equipment Maintenance/repair shop and later the school bus repair shop, moving to the South Lake Tahoe area. Ted and Bonnie loved to explore ghost towns and the desert of Nevada. Tired of the snow at Lake Tahoe, they decided to move to Carson City and open an equipment repair business. July 1st of 1966 Capitol Equipment Repair opened for business. In 1971 Ted and Bonnie closed their shop and Ted began working for the Nevada Department of Transportation’s equipment repair shop, starting in Reno and then Carson City. Ted and Bonnie were a team and did everything together, including retiring in 1988. He with the State of Nevada, she with Carson Tahoe Hospital as a surgical nurse. Mr. Maylone played an integral part in the birth of the “Jeepers Jamboree” going back to 1952 when the first caravan of Jeeps rolled into the Rubicon. In 1953 it would be called the “Jeepers Jamboree”. He got his pilot’s license while in Georgetown and had a plane for many years, serving in the Carson City area Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of, and served an active roll in Rotary, Native Sons of the Golden West, F.O.E. (Eagles) in Paradise, California and Carson City, Nevada and he and Bonnie belonged to the First Presbyterian Church. Ted was the kind of person who was ready and willing to travel miles to come to the aid of anyone needing it. United Blood Services had him on speed dial. He donated blood regularly and whenever his blood-type was needed. He worked hard all of his life but always strove to find ways to make that work run smoother and more efficiently to everyones benefit. Wherever they traveled, Ted and Bonnie made life-long friends. Family and friends were the most important thing to them and about them. Their door was always open and a warm welcome and many times a warm meal, awaited anyone stepping over their threshold. If you came a stranger, you left a friend. It’s just the way they were. They will both be missed greatly, but are now reunited in love..their own and God’s. Mr. Maylone is preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife Bonnie, his brothers Clifford and Howard Wyman, Timothy Hulse, Herman and Elwin Maylone and his sister Daisy (Maylone) Miller as well as his son-in-law Tom Cribbs. He survived by his daughter Bonnie M. (Maylone) Cribbs and son Michael (Lonna), seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Service of Remembrance will be held April 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church located at 306 W Musser Street, Carson City, Nevada following a Committal Service with Flag Presentation by the US Coast Guard at 10:00 a.m. at Walton’s Carson Gardens where internment will take place. In lieu of flowers, remembrances should be made to the charity of your choice. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley have been entrusted with arrangements.


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