John Denham Corwin

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John Denham Corwin went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge at the age of 83. He passed quietly and peacefully with family by his side. Denham was born and raised in Palm Beach, Florida. In 1951, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Chemical Engineering program with his master's degree. Following college he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army, Signal Corps. Denham and his wife Priscilla moved to Texas City, TX, where he was employed as a Chemical Engineer at Union Carbide/Dow. After 44 years of service and attaining the honor of Corporate Fellow, he retired from Union Carbide. Denham was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Texas City where he regularly sang tenor in the Choir, taught Sunday School and served in numerous positions, including Elder and Treasurer, over his 59 years of membership. His mission in life was to serve the Lord by loving his family and by living his faith through quiet action and gentle word. We are all less without him, but greatly more for having had the gift of his presence in our lives. Well done, good and faithful servant. Denham was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 49 years, Priscilla Evans Corwin, and his brother H. R. "Buddy" Corwin. He is survived by his daughter Beth Yglesias and husband Ray of Greenwell Springs; his son Evan Corwin and wife Beki of Bastrop, Tx.; his son Denny Corwin and wife Carol of Harrrisburg, NC; his grandchildren, Matt Yglesias; Adam Yglesias and wife Lucy; Elissa Maxwell and husband Ben ; Christopher , J.D., Devan, and Lindsey Corwin; and one great-grandchild, Daniel Yglesias. A celebration of Denham's life will be held in at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Texas City. His family wishes to thank the staff of St. Joseph Hospice and the Carpenter House for their kindness and compassion as our dad moved from mortality into life (2 Cor. 5:4). Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospice/Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. Please visit our online registry book at
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