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Ogden Jr., R. Keith

September 19, 1936 –
 September 15, 2021

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Royden Keith Ogden, Jr., LtCol, US Army (Ret)

Royden Keith Ogden, Jr. passed away in Fort Worth, Texas after a long illness on September 15, 2021. Keith Ogden was born on September 19, 1936, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Royden Keith Ogden and Esther Latiolais Ogden. He grew up in Bunkie, Louisiana, where he graduated from high school and then went on to attend Louisiana State University (LSU) on an Army ROTC Scholarship. Upon graduation from LSU, he served in the US Army as an officer, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was stationed worldwide over his 20-year career, including multiple tours of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. During his service, he was awarded many medals, including the Bronze Star, the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

Following his retirement from the military, Mr. Ogden pursued many diverse career opportunities. Among these included managing a factory located in China and teaching online classes through the American Military University. This last role brought him great satisfaction, as he was able to provide valued education for many military service people via the internet while they were serving overseas. His many non-professional interests included fishing, hunting, traveling, and collecting books. One of his very favorite activities was taking his boat, the “War Eagle”, out on the Sabine River near his home in Logansport, Louisiana for a day of fishing.

Mr. Ogden is survived by his wife, Linda Kay McCarty Ogden. He is also survived by his three sons with Joy Sutton Ogden, who include Royden Keith Ogden III and his wife Christine of Atlantic, Virginia; Chandler Ogden and his wife Carolyne of Mainz, Germany; and Gordon Ogden and his wife Holly of Phoenix, Arizona, as well as six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and his brother William (Bill) Ogden and his wife Dale of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and two nieces.

 

Mr. Ogden will be cremated, with an internment at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mr. Ogden’s name to:

Veterans Center of North Texas

900 E. Park Blvd. Ste. 170 

Plano, Texas 75074-8829

 

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

 

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

8 Thoughts on Ogden Jr., R. Keith
    Bob Bettis
    20 Sep 2021
    6:26pm

    A dear friend and associate. Fond memories of many dove hunts, gun shows, and other shared experiences. You leave a large void!

    Jules videau
    20 Sep 2021
    6:56pm

    To Kay and the Ogden family. I remember Keith as a very smart and interesting man. He will be missed by many people.

    Peggy Bullard
    20 Sep 2021
    6:56pm

    My condolences to
    Kay and Family. He is a true hero, and I thank him for his service to our country. Prayers to all.

    Jules videau
    20 Sep 2021
    7:00pm

    I will remember Keith as a proud and smart Army officer who loved his country. I hope Kay and the Ogden family find comfort in knowing what a real soldier he was

    AnnZerzavy
    21 Sep 2021
    5:30am

    So sorry for your loss.

    Sharon Boyd
    21 Sep 2021
    8:24am

    So sorry to hear about Keith. Was a very smart and nice man. My prayers are with Kay his sons and grandkids and other members of the family.Msy the good Lord up above give each of you peace and comfort at this time. Rest in peace Keith

    Elia Patterson
    21 Sep 2021
    10:33pm

    My condolences to Kay and family. He was a hero who served our country well. Remember the good times you had with him.

    Virginia Louise Latiolais
    1 Nov 2021
    5:20pm

    So sorry about Keith’s illness and death. I will be praying for his family and friends. Love, Virginia Louise Latiolais a.k.a Sr. Carmelita

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