Thursday, June 5, 2014

R.I.P. - Ray Dodson, AIA

Ray Dodson, AIA (1945-2014)

Ray Dodson, AIA passed away on May 13 at the age of 69 after a lengthy struggle with brain cancer. Prior to retiring, Ray was a principal at PIVOT Architecture. I never really got to know Ray on a personal level, but I do know his loss is greatly mourned by his coworkers at PIVOT, as well as by many others in Eugene and beyond.

There will be a gathering of Ray’s friends and family this coming Saturday, June 7 beginning at 4:00 PM at the Obsidians Lodge (across the street from Ray and his wife Kyra’s house). They’re characterizing the get-together as a “Birthday Memorial” and potluck, with memorial messages beginning at 4:30. If you would like to read, sing, say something during the Birthday Memorial Messages, please let Bonny Tibbitts know so that she can write the program and provide any necessary support such as a microphone. Bonny’s contact information is as follows:

Bonny Tibbitts

Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert for the potluck. Beverages and main dishes (vegetarian and vegan options available) will be provided.

Instead of condolences or flowers, Kyra asks that you please feel free to make a gift to the earth in Ray’s honor, such as creating a compost pile, helping friends in their gardens, joining a community garden, planting a tree… There will be a guest book at the celebration for you to sign and/or share your ideas and gifts to the earth. If you would like to make a donation to brain cancer research, there will be information at the celebration.

No dogs, please.

Here’s a link to a map locating the Obsidians Lodge for those of you who aren’t familiar with its whereabouts:

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