Barnard Clayton Johnson passed away peacefully at his home in Clayton, California on December 5, 2018, at 5:30am. He was 89 years old.
Barnard -- lovingly referred to as "Bud" -- was born July 23, 1929 in Richmond, California, to Barney Johnson and Edna Bowden Johnson. He attended Richmond High and California College of the Arts, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley. He was a lieutenant during the Korean War.
He is predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Patricia Anlu Johnson, and survived by his loving wife, Terry Mohr Johnson, his children, Marna (Mark Taylor) Susan (Bill Hood) David (Meghan) and Linda; stepson, David Mohr and five grandchildren, Echo (Dan) Agee, Emily, Pierre, Molly and Blake, and two great grandchildren, Catie and Nolan Agee. He is also survived by his brother Donald Johnson, nephew Rod (Julie), their children Kameran, Morgan, Meredie, and nephew Brian. He will be missed by friends all over the world -- and by his beloved dog, Lucie.
Bud was a distinguished and well-respected artist and Bay Area architect. Some of his favorite projects included his family house in Orinda, several churches in Oakland, as well as Carmel Crossroads Shopping Center. Throughout his life, Bud could often be found sketching and painting, keenly tuned in to the environment around him.
Passionate about history, art, tennis, travel, a good joke, a dry martini, strumming guitar and singing old classics, Bud had a heart of gold and a beautiful appreciation for life. His forte was sketching site plans in front of his clients, a talent that has faded away in the world of architecture. Everyone treasured their relationship with him. Indeed, his smile radiated through all of us in a very individual and personal way, making each of us feel so special.
A private service will be held on December 19, 2018, in Dixon, California, and a public memorial will take place at Highlands Country Club in Oakland, California, on January 6, 2019 at 1pm, so that Bud's entire family, friends and colleagues can celebrate the life of this gifted, loving, husband, father, and artist extraordinaire.
"My brother was a very creative, honest guy, a loving father, and a straight shooter." -- Donald Johnson
Always a great lover of travel, Bud, we wish you a peaceful journey.
[Many heartfelt thanks to Hospice East Bay for all the loving care they gave Bud.]