Our beloved co-worker, Edward “Ted” Marshall, passed away in the comfort of his own home on May 10, 2015. Ted had been a Project Manager with AndersonBaron since 2012, though he was acquainted with many of the staff at AndersonBaron for several years.
A second generation, native Arizonan, he was born June 30, 1954, in Phoenix where he attended Washington High School. With a Bachelor’s degree in real estate from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona, Ted worked on a variety of projects throughout the southwest. Ted became a registered landscape architect in 2002, and was also a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor. He was a skilled and passionate horticulturist, and had many years of experience in irrigation design and kept up on the latest technological advancements in the irrigation industry.
Early on, his adventuresome spirit took him to destinations and jobs that ranged from the family business at Marshall Properties in Phoenix, to panning for gold in Prescott, carpentry in Idaho, and cooking and bartending in Half Moon Bay, CA.
An avid reader, Ted loved a wide variety of books, movies, and music. His biggest passion involved gardening, and this was evident year -round in the yard he so loved! He was also known for his irreverent sense of humor and dry wit. A man of few words, his constant companions were most often his beloved pets, Ollie and Bacchus. He loved to camp, hike, bike and kayak. Early family camping trips to Mexico developed into a lifelong love of travel with family and friends and his aspiration to become a professional beach bum. He spent his childhood summers at a family cabin outside of Prescott, and returned frequently to share that magical place with the wife and daughters that he so deeply loved.
We said goodbye to our dear friend on May 16th at a Memorial Service in Phoenix. Ted was a large presence in our office, and not just in his tall stature. He was much more than just a co-worker and leader at AndersonBaron. His smile, humor, and kind spirit were not taken for granted, as we all treasured him. He brought a breath of fresh air into the office every day, and his stories and laughter will be deeply missed. Ted lived every day like it was Hawaiian Shirt Friday, and tried to institute it whenever possible.
He is survived by his wife Bronwyn and her three daughters, Brenna, Bronte, and Braelyn, mother Betty Marshall, sisters Anne (Bob) and Lisa, and brother Scott (Jenny) and two nieces, Emily and Abbey, and two nephews, Ben and Jason. His father, Edward A. “Pete” Marshall Jr, is deceased.