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David A. Kenyon

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David A. Kenyon David A. Kenyon, 54, of Georgetown, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009 in the loving arms of his family. Dave was born September 1, 1954 in Casablanca, French Morocco to Charles Scherer and Reine Bernadette Kenyon. Dave attended Texas A & M and University of Illinois where he earned a degree in landscape architecture. Dave worked as a Project Director for RVI Planning in Austin and left a legacy of work around the globe. He previously was a lead designer for Euro Disney in Paris, France and worked for 3D International in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His management skills gained his projects several awards throughout the years, from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, and the American Institute of Architects. Dave's love for landscape and architectural design lead him also to educate others, serving as a lecturer for Texas A&M University, the Italart Study Abroad program in Florence, Italy, the University of Colorado at Denver, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dave leaves behind to cherish his memory his father, Charles Kenyon and his wife Sandra of Atoka, Tennessee; his mother, Reine Kenyon of Tucson, Arizona; his three sisters, Ina Elledge and her husband Rick, Michele D'Alessandro and her husband Rick, and Catherine Kenyon and her husband Patrick Pettit. Dave was a favorite uncle to nephew and godson, Justin Elledge and his wife Sarah, nephew Nicholas Elledge, nieces Caroline Elledge and Jaime Donner. He treasured great nephew, Max Elledge and nieces Olive Elledge and Nicole Donner. He also leaves many more relatives. Dave was a real renaissance man. He possessed a brilliant and creative mind. Dave was fascinated with the world and the people in it. Dave loved to entertain. Dinner at his house was a memory in the making. Fabulous food, music, and side splitting laughter were always on the menu. His guests were often a mix of family, professionals, and lonely hearts. Dave was a loyal friend who was honest and loving and kind. He was a proud member of the Austin Yacht Club; skipper of the J24 ayeboat. Sailing was his passion. Dave's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. John Sandbach, Dr. Karl Nuesch and the caring staff at Texas Oncology. Their dedication will not be forgotten. Vigil will take place on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Helen's Catholic Church, Georgetown. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Dave requested memorial donations to be sent to Hospice Austin. Those wishing to send the family personal words of comfort may do so at www.gabrielsfuneral.com

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 6, 2009
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