Always in our Hearts
Ronald Steven Kellogg passed away on July 19, 2020 from complications of a stroke. He was born in Maryland on August 25, 1941. At the age of 3, he lost his mom and at 16 moved to Utah to live with his sister Alice and her husband Steve. Ron graduated from Weber High where he earned many records in swimming. He then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Northern California Mission. After his mission, he went on to attend and graduate from Weber State University.
Ron married Ilene R. Kellogg in 1964 and they had 3 children, Kris, Matt, and Angie. They later divorced but remained lifelong friends. In 1983 he met the love of his life, Elizabeth “Beth” and married her in 1984. With that marriage came three boys, Will, Drew and Adam who all remained his lifelong friends. His life was the best when spending time with his family. It was the most important thing. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and learning and studying about it was also a top priority in his life and he was always happy to share his knowledge and give to a fault.
After multiple jobs, he found his life passion selling insurance in the senior market for the last 50 years. Over those years, he started his own agency, Kellogg Insurance. With that company, he has hired and trained thousands of agents all over the country. The consummate storyteller, Ron could tell you about every policy holder like it was the first time you have heard it, even if it was the 5th, 6th, or 7th time. It was not just work, his managers, staff and agents were his “Kellogg Family”.
Football was more than a passion to him; it was a lifestyle. Though he bled Weber State purple, he was an avid Utah fan. He was a season ticket holder of U of U football games. We are sad to know he will not be here to join us in the south endzone where we have sat for 33 years to see the new addition. Ron coached all of his boys in Brighton Bengal little league football and continued to coach even after they had moved on, winning multiple championships.
Ron personally kept Harley Davidson in business for the last 22 years. He never saw a Harley he did not want to own. He has not missed a Sturgis Rally in the last 20 years. The Black Hills will never be the same without Ron there.
We will miss him beyond words. We could only hope for just one more minute, but the overwhelming joy we imagine he is having in heaven with his son Matt is giving us peace. Ron is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Beth” deMontmollin Kellogg. Daughters Kris Kellogg (Lisa Hall), and Angie Kellogg. Sons Will Cooper (Tammy), Drew Cooper, and Adam Cooper. Grandchildren, Kassidy Kellogg, McKell Kellogg, Alec McMorris, Sadie McMorris, Kennedy McMorris, Halle McMorris, McKenzie Cooper, Madison Andrus, Mikayla Bentley, Kallie Davis, Paige Cooper, Elie Cooper, and Andrew Cooper. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, sisters and his son, Matt.
“The will to prepare to win is more important than the will to win.” – Ron Kellogg
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