Edward A. “Ted” Marshall III died peacefully in his home on May 10, 2015.
A second generation, native Arizonan, he was born June 30, 1954, in Phoenix where he attended Washington High School. He held a BS in Real Estate from Arizona State University, and also a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona.
Ted was a skilled and passionate horticulturist, having held positions with local landscape design firms. His most recent position was Project Manager for Anderson Baron in Chandler, as well as the family business, Marshall Properties. Earlier 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 and kayak. Early family camping trips to Mexico developed into a lifelong love of travel with family and friends. He spent his childhood summers with his extended family in Iron Springs, a very unique summer community outside of Prescott. As an adult, he returned and shared that magical place with the wife and daughters that he so deeply loved.
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.
A Memorial Service will be held at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, 85044, on Saturday, May 16, at 1:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home and Post Scripts by Posey.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers you treat yourself to something special in Ted’s honor.
Bronwyn & girls, I am shocked and truly sorry to hear about Ted’s passing. My heart goes out to you and my prayers will be with you all. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. Hugs, Jill Perry (Rich, Tanner, Jessie & Trevor too)
Bronwyn, I am so sorry to hear about Ted’s passing. I will be praying the God’s peace and comfort will be over your family. Love to you all, Lisa
Rex & Charlene Flygt and Doug & Flora Flygt
What a loss. The world is a lesser place. We had hoped to come to see you this winter, and we will.
Take care of Betty.
Love–Rex & Doug
Bronwyn – so sorry to hear about the passing of your precious husband. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Wish I could be at the service but already have another commitment. Hugs to you and the girls!
Dear Anne, My heart has broken since I learned of Ted’s passing. I’m living in Payson and I only found out about Ted because this year is our 50th reunion and there is a list of classmates who have died. When I saw Ted’s name on the list I broke down and cried, he was such a dear friend and a great person. He was a great roommate and I have a lot of wonderful memories from the time we spent together. I hope this somehow reaches you and I want you to know how sorry I am. He was a great man and a really good friend and he will be missed by many.