Ronald Steven Kellogg

August 25, 1941 ~ July 19, 2020

Viewing:

July 22, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3688 West 126000 South, Riverton, Utah 84065
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    July 23, 2020
    11:00 AM
    3115 Bengal Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121
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  • Ronald Steven Kellogg passed away on July 19, 2020 from complications of a stroke. He was born to Phillip Malcolm and Ivy Caroline Kellogg 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 have 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 to this day remain some of his greatest gifts and blessings. His life was the best when spending time with his family. It was the most important thing. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was of paramount importance in his life and he was always willing to share his knowledge and testimony. Ron’s generosity to those in need was a gift and he always believed his success was provided so he could give to others.

    After multiple jobs, he found his life passion selling insurance in the senior market for the last 52 years. Over those years, he started his own agency, Kellogg Insurance Marketing. 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 and Crimson Club Member. 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 the reunion 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, Josh McMorris (McCall), Landon McMorris, Sadie McMorris (currently serving in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mission), Kennedy McMorris, Halle McMorris, McKenzie Cooper, Madison Andrus (Josh), Mikayla Bentley (Robby), Kallie Davis (Tyler), Paige Cooper, Elizabeth Cooper, and Andrew Cooper Jr., four great-grandchildren and Rourke McMorris. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, sisters and his son, Matt.

    A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:00 am, at the Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, 3115 Bengal Blvd. Viewing will be on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from the hours of 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Larkin Riverton Mortuary, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah.
    Online condolences, stories and memories can be shared at www.larkincares.com

    The family has arranged for a memorial donation to TGen which can be accessed from the folowing link: https://www.tgen.org/giving/celebration-of-life/memorials/2020/ronald-steven-kellogg



    Guestbook/Condolences

    “A mountain of a man” I will always remember him as. So many great adventures deer hunting and the valuable lessons learned in sales. Many times I find myself thinking, “I learned that one from Ron” Yes, he will be missed but his memory lives on and I am so grateful he was part of my younger days!

    - Ron Sorensen
    Elizabeth- we were so sad to learn about Ron’s passing. May you be filled with sustaining and peace. Please know you both were loved here in our Dimple Dell neighborhood. We were privileged to know you both!!!

    - Marilyn and David Williams
    "Uncle Ron" is an inspiration to many friends and family. When Mom passed 10 years ago, I flew out to Utah and Ron spent a good amount of time with us. He also steered me in the right direction in the insurance business. I will always appreciate Ron and Beth allowing me stay stay with them for the manager meetings. I never saw him ever get tired of helping people. He truly loved his work. We are lucky to have had Ron in our lives. We love you! Don and Kathi Daggs

    - Donald Daggs
    Ron was a very talented man who did much to help others. In the best of times and in the worst of times he always pulled things together.

    - Charlie Johnson
    Drew, I wish there were an appropriate way to express how sorry I am for your loss. Because you are so close to my first born, I have watched you both grow, triumph and struggle over the years. I have gloried with you in your successes and wept with you in your sorrows. You are both my hero’s and I love you both. I didn’t know your dad, but i am sure that he influenced your life a great deal by his work ethics, his devotion, and his love for his friends, the apples didn’t fall too far from the tree. Give your mom a hug for me. I just lost a brother a few weeks back to an accident so I know this was a shock. Shauna and I send our love Your friend Rex Ballou

    - Rex Ballou
    What a fine man! Condolences to the family as we know many of them by the great legacy he leaves. The Spirit World gains a star while we lose a little light on this side.

    - Mark & Lynette Tylka
    Kellogg family, I'm saddened to hear about Ron. I was Blessed to meet Ron in 1989 after Matt returned from his Mission in St Louis. He was a Wonderful man who had a Very Caring Heart. Kris & Angie, I send my Love, thoughts & prayers. Beth, Will, Drew & Adam, I send my Love, Thoughts & prayers. Ron had the True knowledge of the gospel and i'm sure you all know who rewarding that was to him. I know Matt was there to greet him. May our Heavenly Father watch over each of you during these hard times.

    - Tom Ochs
    Dear family, Ron has been a huge blessing to so many people over the years. He has had a profound impact on the lives of many young athletes that will never forget the life skills and lessons he taught them. His generosity is epic. I love it when he would say that he had no intention of retiring because he doesn't have employees, he works with friends. His family is the major source of his pride and joy. You are his legacy and a testament to a life well lived. He is loving you still. We have been so fortunate to be members of his Harley Davidson family. Ron has a way of making everyone feel like they are the most important person in the room. Green jackets and over the calf socks being his favorite requests. We love he and Beth so much. Our hearts hurt, but we are so eternally grateful for the blessing of knowing him. God speed Ron, until we meet again... Frank and Michelle Jones and his entire Salt Lake HarleyDavidson family

    - Michelle Jones
    I’m so try for everyone’s. Loss Uncle Ron was a good person I feel bad I didn’t get to say goof bye but he is so happy to be with Matt his parents what a reunion and also seeing his Sisters and brother and We are sad cause your gone from us but glad your. With the ones have past love all of you and your in my prayers always and forever ❤️🙏🏻😇 M

    - Sheri Thomas
    We are so sad that Ron has passed but know he lived life to the fullest up to the very last moment. His testimony of the gospel and undying faith that he could find someone to introduce to the missionaries is what I remember about him. He will be sorely missed.

    - Paul and Vickie Glauser
    Beth, our hearts just hurt for you and your dear family!! Ron is seriously the BEST!!! We are so deeply sorry for your loss and we are here to help anyway we can!!! Thank you Ron for all your wonderful Sunday school lessons! Your passion and knowledge of the gospel will forever reside inside us!! Thanks for always coming over to say “hi” to me as i sat alone at church. You have no idea what that meant to me!! Thank you!! As Jodi Jones said when asked “who do you admire most” and her answer was “Ron Kellogg” She said it best! All our love always!! The Passey Family

    - Kelly Passey
    Beth, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are surrounded by a lovely family, let them hold you up when needed. Reg

    - Regena Cooper
    Ron is a dedicated teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are lives here in the community that are forever changed and blessed because of his loving faithfulness.

    - Paul Glauser