Richard Leonard Dodge, Junior

Male 1936 - 2007  (71 years)


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  • Name Richard Leonard Dodge 
    Suffix Junior 
    Born 13 Apr 1936  Oakland, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    SSN RICHARD LEONARD DODGE 13 Apr 1936 10 Aug 2007 78621 Elgin, Bastrop, TX 546-46-4658 California 
    Buried Aug 2007  High Grove Cemetery, Bastrop County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary from Oakland High School, Class of 1954:
      Richard Leonard Dodge, Jr.
      Richard Dodge died August 10, 2007, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Kirsten; daughter, Aina Dodge and her husband Steve Chapman; son, Michael Dodge and grandson, Alex; and sister, Paulette Claver and her family.

      Richard was born in Oakland California, on April 13 1936, the son of Richard Leonard Dodge and Pauline Koch. He attended Oakland schools, was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and a high school yell leader. In 1956 he entered the University of California Berkeley, School of Architecture, where he studied under architect Charles Moore, who remained an influence throughout his career. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Berkeley in 1961.

      Richard married Kirsten Atkinson in summer of 1961. Called up to active duty after seven years and eleven months in the Naval Reserves, he served in Vietnam in 1962, the same year his daughter Aina was born. Returning from military service, he continued working at the architecture firm of Stone, Marraccini and Patterson before beginning graduate studies at Yale University, where his son Michael was born in 1966.

      After receiving his Masters of Architecture degree from Yale, Richard began teaching at the UT Austin School of Architecture in 1967. During his distinguished 35-year career at UT he also served as Associate Dean and was appointed Bartlett Cocke Regents Centennial Professor. He is widely remembered for his commitment to students and his unselfish devotion to the School of Architecture. Among many projects receiving praise is his work in conjunction with Charles Moore on the expansion of the UT Alumni Center.

      Richard Dodge was a man who did things, finding great joy in his work and in his life with his family and friends. Richard and Kirsten moved to Utley, Bastrop County in 1990, where they formed bonds with new friends and colleagues. Grandson Alex was born in Sweden in 1994, and all the Dodges eventually moved to Utley.

      In 2001, Richard left UT Austin and served as Interim Dean of UT Arlington School of Architecture until he retired at the end of 2002. He continued working as an architect, designing both public and private spaces. When he drew lines on paper, Richard was walking through a finished building in his head, one meant to fulfill its purpose and delight its users.

      All are welcome to join the family at the Memorial Celebration to be held at the UT Alumni Center on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Died 10 Aug 2007  Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I686  Root Tree
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2011 

    Father Richard Leonard Dodge, Senior,   b. 09 Feb 1906, Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1963, Oakland, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Pauline R Koch,   b. 20 Jul 1909, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1983, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1933  Reno, Washoe County, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
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    Last Modified 9 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Richard Leonard Dodge Junior
    Richard Leonard Dodge Junior
    LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH
    RICHARD L. DODGE, JR.
    Richard Dodge (signature)
    APRIL 13, 1936
    AUGUST 10, 2007
    AUG. 5, 1961 (married)

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