Martin "Martin Jenness" Jenness

Martin D. Jenness was born April 12, 1935, in Boise ID. He was a proud Oklahoma Sooner and persued his passion for space with an Aero Space and Engineering degree. He served in the Navy on the USS Oriskany in navigation. He went on to dedicate his love of space to Nasa where he worked in Mission design and flight planning. His Mission design team received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1970 for their work on Apollo 13. Their work was instrumental in bringing the Astronauts home using the gravitational force of the moon. He is remembered by close associates for originating the idea. Martin also worked on many of NASA's pioneering missions such as International Space program, Gemini, Mercury, Voyager, Mars, Lunar and Space shuttle projects.

Martin was a loving dedicated Father and husband who passed on August 19, 2011 at Clear Lake hospital. His contagious smile and laughing fits and guidance are deeply missed. He loved road trips and had an immense love for the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. His love for animals coupled with our mother's.

In lieu of flowers we kindly ask you to donate to the or the Alzheimers/Dementia Foundation.


Funeral Home

James Crowder Funeral Home
111 East Medical Center Boulevard Webster, TX 77598
(281) 280-9000

Published on from Feb. 1 to Feb. 14, 2019