Ralph Royal Jenney of McLean, Va., died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 13. He was 95. He was a summer resident of Martha's Vineyard for 38 years.
Ralph was the loving father of Lucinda Kingsbury Jenney, Rafe Atterbury Jenney and Charles Powers Jenney and loving stepfather of David Scott Benford, Stephen Yarrow Benford, Melissa Anne Nixon Benford Bosted and Edward de Jong Benford. Ralph was the son of the late Lee Royal and Marion Harding Jenney and brother of the late Walter Fessendon Jenney. He is survived by his loving wife, Olivia Y. Jenney; his sister, Florence Jenney Hume of Louisville, Ky., and nine grandchildren, Marion, Hannah, Owen, Sam, Max, Anna, Nick, Alex and Ben. His first marriage to Judy Atterbury ended in divorce.
Relatives and friends are invited to St. John’s Episcopal Church in McLean, Va., for a celebration of Ralph’s life at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26. St John's Episcopal Church is located at 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102. He will be interred in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NIH, National Institute on Aging - Alzheimer's Research. Fond memories of Ralph and online condolences may be offered to the family at moneyandking.com