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, and 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 grandchildren Lauren, Greta, Matthew, Aiden, Hailey, Ryan and Gavin; one sister Alice of Macedon, NY; and one brother Peter of Vacaville, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Mae Kenyon and brothers Jack and David Kenyon.