Ronald Lynn Broaddus of Fredericksburg, Texas passed away on January 14, at his home, at the age of 79 years.

As we celebrate the incredible life of Ron Broaddus, we remember how he was bigger than life itself! He led a dynamic, exciting, and eventful one. He was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma; adopted at birth, by Speck and Grace Broaddus, whom he always considered his loving parents. He lost his mother at age 12, and became independent, resourceful, and driven from a young age because of hardship. He joined the Navy at 18 and married Anita Riddle. They moved to California to seek a better life, realize their dreams, and start a family.

After his discharge from the navy at 22 years, Ron began his real estate career with huge visions, a small budget and the ability to work very hard. He eventually worked his way up to designing and developing mobile home communities in Southern California. Many of you that know him have experienced his charisma and charm which attracted truly great people to his life that believed in him and wanted to see him succeed, and that he did. Ron pursued an affiliation with the Masonic Lodge, being from a long line of Masons, and to this day is the youngest Worshipful Master ever installed in the state of California. He eventually became the Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of California and Hawaii.

In a sad chapter and one of the regrets of his life, Ron and Anita were divorced. Soon after, Ron met Debbie and they married in 1981. A true love story that lasted for 38 wonderful years. Years of devotion and respect. They moved to Sisters. Ron and Debbie created a magnificent equestrian development/community, Cascade Meadow Ranch which is considered the best of it's kind in the country. After 17 years in Oregon, their journey took them to Julian, California, and on to Fredricksburg in 2003, where they opened Cornerstone Properties and Ron worked until nearly his very last day.

First and foremost, Ron believed in the blessed hope of eternal life with his Lord and Savior. He was a wonderful husband, father, Brother Mason and friend.

Ron is survived by his wife, Debbie Bray Broaddus of Fredricksburg; his three children, Kelly Broaddus of Flagstaff Arizona, Kim Shurley of Loveland Colorado, Ronald Todd Broaddus of Holdenville Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericksburg Bible Church.