Douglas Kenyon (1942 - 2018)

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  • "I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up..."
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    - Carolyn Baughman
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Douglas E. Kenyon, 76, passed away
May 19, 2018 in Littleton, CO. He was
born May 11, 1942 in Rochester, NY to
parents Walter and Mae Kenyon.
Douglas grew up on a farm outside
of Rochester where he developed an
analytical and tireless approach to
understanding how things worked. He
attended Cornell University for his
undergraduate engineering degree
and rowed on the lightweight
crew team, winning three
consecutive Ivy League and Eastern
Sprints Championships 1962-1964. He
earned his Masters and PhD degrees
from the University of Illinois and
Cornell, respectively.
He married Gayla Davis in 1968 and
they were happily married for 49
years. He was a Mechanical Engineering
professor at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology for 5 years and
research scientist at Marathon Oil in
Littleton, CO for 21 years, earning
numerous U.S. Patents.
Douglas stayed busy in retirement
spending time with his grandchildren,
woodworking, a n d continuing
his study of natural and formal sciences.
He was always in the middle of
a project at his home.
He is survived by his wife Gayla of
Littleton, CO; three sons Todd (Trista)
of Highlands Ranch, CO, Thomas
(Tamra) of Glenwood Springs, CO,
and David (Renee) of Parker, CO;
seven grand children Lauren, Greta,
Matthew, Aiden, Hailey, Ryan and
Gavin; one sister Alice of Macedon, N
Y; and one brother Peter of Vacaville,
He was preceded in death by his
parents Walter and Mae Kenyon and
brothers Jack and David Kenyon.
Funeral Home
Drinkwine Family Mortuary, Inc.
999 W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 794-6376
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