Roderick Richard Kirkwood


Roderick Richard Kirkwood was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Virginia, and his second wife, Sharon Kirkwood, to whom he was married 18 years.  Survived by his brothers, William Kirkwood of Casper Wyoming and Thomas Kirkwood of St. Paul, Minnesota, son, Roderick V. (Joan) Kirkwood,  daughter Carolyn S.(Evan)  Buehl,  step-sons Tyler  (Dominika) Fullerton, Troy (Gwendolyn) Fullerton and Todd (Zoila) Fullerton, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Recognized for his active role in the design and development aspect of the building industry for 56 years, of which 46 years were with John Graham and Co., Architects, Engineers and Planners.  He started a mechanical engineer, rising to partner and then president of John Graham and Co. in 1976.  He was active in the Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Rainer Club and International President of ASHRAE( American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) in 1973/74. He was most proud of his time spent as a design team member for the Space Needle.   He retired in 1998.  After retirement, he enjoyed time with his wife Sharon, traveling and pursuing his passions of naturopathic healing.

At this time his ashes will be interred together with his second wife, Sharon.  May they both rest in peace.

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