Obituary of John David Kenyon
John David Kenyon was born June 20, 1961 in Bramhall, England to Jack and Sheila Kenyon and died on April 19, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
John was intelligent, funny, and curious about the world around him. He loved tinkering in his workshop and was known for making and fixing just about anything. His booming laugh could light up a room and he was known for his kindness and generosity.
As a boy he developed a love of the outdoors, especially fishing, which he enjoyed throughout his life. He played rugby at school which turned into a lifetime passion for the sport. He was an avid England rugby fan. Always drawn to the sciences, he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University. After graduation he began working for the engineering firm Mather & Platt where his work took him throughout Europe. John eventually took a sabbatical from work and traveled around the world for two years.
Upon his return to the UK John began working for United Pipelines which brought him to Houston, Texas where the very first week he met his beloved wife Jeanne Anne at a Salsa dance class. They married two years later.
John accepted a position at Cameron as a project manager and later became a training program manager. His work took him around the world and frequently to the UK, allowing him to see family and friends. John became a certified mediator and volunteered his time as a mediator in the Houston area. He was active in the Houston chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution serving as President for two years. He also joined the board of The Worklife Institute bringing his varied expertise to further their mission.
John and Jeanne Anne loved to travel and between the two of them they visited all seven continents. John actively supported Jeanne Anne’s love of gardening and became very interested in compost, running a top notch compost and mulch program in the back yard.
John was preceded in death by his father Jack Kenyon. He is survived by his wife Jeanne Anne, his mother Sheila Kenyon, his brother Bill Kenyon and wife Gill, his sister Sally Sturt and husband Cliff, and niece and goddaughter Gemma Sturt along with a host of extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 20th, 2022 at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Dr. in Houston, Texas.
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