Brenton William Jennings, 88, died January 12, 1991, Omaha, Nebraska.
Born May 17, 1902 to Harold P. and Claire Sanders Jennings. Married Jean Ridges September 1, 1927 in Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death April 21, 1984. Graduated from University of Utah, 1924, BS in engineering and Masters Degree from Cornell University, Ithica, New York. Member Sigma Pi Fraternity and Theta Tau Honorary Engineering Fraternity. Employed by Utah Oil Refining Co. as Sales Engineer and as district manager, American Oil Division of Standard of Indiana in Spokane, Washington. Retired to Rancho Bernado, San Diego for seventeen years and returned to Salt Lake City in 1982.Captain in the Engineering Corps. in World War II providing fuel supplies for General Patton into Germany. Served in the Philippines to the end of the war.
Pioneered skiing between Park City and Brighton and in Alta. Chairman of Jr. Chamber of Commerce sponsoring Sir Malcolm Campbell's record breaking run on the Bonneville Salt Flats, September, 1935. Co-developer of Claremont Heights Sub-division.
Survived by son, Richard Brenton Jennings, Calgary, Canada; and daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Godfrey, Omaha, Nebraska; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 16. Graveside services 2:30 p.m. Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.
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