Ronald Glen Bradshaw Sept. 5, 1935 ~ Oct. 11, 2012
October 02, 2012, 9:00 am by Staff Reports
He was born to Glen and Dorothy Ruth Bradshaw in Amarillo, Sept. 5, 1935, and was raised in
Guymon, Okla. Bradshaw graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 1959 with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture, and moved to Dallas to start his practice and his family. He was a partner with his classmate, George Newman in the firm of Newman/Bradshaw Architects, and ultimately a partner in the awardwinning firm The Architects Partnership in Dallas, with founding partners David W. George and Reagan W. George, and with Gerry M. Shaffer and Michael Barnes.
The firmís work included projects in and around Dallas, Eden Isle Arkansas, the Texas Hill Country and other areas.
They collaborated with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Taliesin West on the Dallas Theatre Center, and later Bradshaw again collaborated with Taliesin on a residence in Dallas.
The Architects Partnership began projects for Horseshoe Bay in the Texas Hill Country in the late 1960ís, designing most of their original buildings, and homes for both owners of Horseshoe Bay.
In 1993, He and Caroline moved to Burnet County to her familyís ranch. Ronís work continued at Horseshoe Bay, where he designed Applehead Island, many residences and both churches, The Catholic Church and The Protestant Church and residences in the area. He designed ĎCasa Angelaí for Dallas friends in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which is crowning achievement. He also designed The Hill Country Childrenís Advocacy Center in Burnet, and the home on the ranch where he and Caroline lived.
Bradshaw was influenced by the head of the architecture department at OU, Bruce Goff, and also by Frank Lloyd Wright.
He loved the architecture of John Gaw Meem who designed their home in Gascon, New Mexico. He longed for one last trip to New Mexico to sit on the portal and look at the mountains.
He loved sailing and watching the Americaís Cup. He loved driving around the ranch and seeing the cattle and wildlife and fishing in the stock tanks. He loved any and all sports - but especially
his beloved Oklahoma Sooners. He loved art and jazz, the Three Tenors, Andrea Bocelli, and Waylon Jennings. He loved his friends, his family, and to talk.
He did not want to leave us, but he was calm and at peace and not afraid.
He is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather Robert E. Lee; his sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Paul Wood; sister-in-law Meg Duncan Stephens; and nephew William Rufus
Stephens, Jr. Bradshaw is survived by his wife of 31 years, Caroline Duncan
Bradshaw; daughter Leslie, her husband Joseph Gil and their children Miles and Maddie, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; son Blair Bradshaw, his wife Ellen Dunne, and their children Sebastian and Atticus, of San Francisco; daughter Karen Bradshaw, her husband Tim Carr, and their son Quinn, of San Francisco; nephew Cary Wood, wife Amy, their children Kristi and Brian Conroy, and their grandchildren, all of Colorado; brother-inlaw Donald, wife Ellen Duncan, and their children Cameron (Brittanie), Hal, and Bowie of New Braunfels; niece Margaret, her husband Mike McDonald, and their children Katie and Ross of Austin; and niece Caroline Duncan Tinkle of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Honorary pallbearers will be his sons-in-law Joseph Gil and Tim Carr; daughter-in-law Ellen Dunne; oldest grandson Miles Gil; nephews Cary Wood, Cameron Duncan, Hal Duncan,
Bowie Duncan, and Ross McDoniel; partners in The Architects Partnership David W.George, Reagan W.George, and Gerry M. Shaffer; and friends Richard Miller and Curtis Neeley.
The family would like to thank Seton Highland Lakes Hospice, Burnet, for their caring and kindness; Dr. Ian Thompson of The University of Texas Cancer Therapy and Research Center for his skills as a surgeon, for his gift of time, and his friendship; Krystal Kennedy and the staff at Cancer Therapy and Research Center for their kindness; and most especially they thank Ronís oncologist, Dr. Anan Karnad at CTRC for his professionalism, dedication, gentle manner and friendship.
Should you wish to make a donation, please consider Seton Highland Lakes Hospice, P O Box 1219, Burnet, TX 78611, the Burnet Volunteer Fire Dept., P O Box 1369, Burnet, TX 78611, the Hooverís Valley Volunteer Fire Dept., 303 Sherwood Dr., Burnet, TX. or Highland Lakes SPCA, 124 Hills Court, Horseshoe Bay, TX. 78657, or the UT Health Science CTRC for Renal Cell Carcinoma Research in San Antonio, TX.
A Memorial Service in his memory will be held Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at The Protestant Church at Horseshoe Bay. Condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.clementswilcoxburnet.
Arrangements made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home and Crematory Burnet.
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