Jeffrey Allen Moorehouse, 52, Fort Worth, Texas, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at John Peter Smith Hospital.
Jeffrey was born on Aug. 28, 1960, and was the son of Larry and Patricia Moorehouse of Glendale, Calif. He graduated in 1978 with honors from Carthage Senior High School, where he was active in the Future Farmers of America.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri. He went on to obtain his master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, followed by a an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Jeff worked at Lockheed Martin and its former legacy companies for over 26 years. He worked on many Lockheed martin programs, ranging from the National Aerospace Plane to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. He served as senior manager of the Propulsion Systems Group, supervising over 100 engineers across three company sites. Jeff was a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; member of the Gas Turbine Engines Technical Committee; and co-inventor of technologies incorporated in the Lockheed Martin F-35. He served on the Department of Defense science and technology panels; authored technical papers for professional societies and NATO conferences.
Jeff was an active cyclist and swimmer. He also enjoyed traveling, living a healthy lifestyle, cooking, and was nicknamed a “foodie” by his close family and friends. He supported education and the arts, and always did everything he could for his family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Stephanie Moorehouse of Valencia, Calif., and Courtney Moorehouse of Denton, Texas; a sister, Susan McNeely of Claremore, Okla; his parents, Larry and Patricia Moorehouse of Glendale, CA; Christine Moorehouse, mother of Stephanie and Courtney; nieces, Shannon and Tara McNeely of Claremore, Okla; and many other relatives and friends who will miss him very much.
Services for Jeffrey Allen Moorehouse will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at Thompson’s Haverson & Cole Funeral Home, Fort Worth, TX. Services in Carthage, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Park Cemetery, under direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage, MO. Online condolences may be expressed at www.knellmortuary.com.