Mary Catherine Jenness
Mary Catherine Jenness, beloved mother of six and grandmother of four, died May 12, 2019.
Mary C, as she liked to be called, was born in Nampa, Idaho on July 22, 1935 to Catherine and Randolf Jenness. They moved to Portland where her father was an editor of a local newspaper. When he died in 1955, Mary C published the last issue, and helped support her mother and two younger brothers while she was a full time college student. She graduated Portland University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts.
Mary C was an intrepid traveler, voracious reader, and had an endless curiosity about the world. She traveled to Korea and Japan in the late 1950s, Europe and Russia in the 1980s, and collected art and stories from all of her travels.
She is survived by her brother, Terry Jenness (her brothers, Louis George and Jim died before her); her children, Randy Chapman, Jim Chapman, Sue Leon, and Cathe Martin(her sons, David and Sean died before her); her sons-in-law, Louis Leon and Kevin Martin, and her grandchildren, Beth and Louis Leon, and Max and Emma Martin. She is dearly missed.