Lisa Eriksen Kellogg, 75, of Fall City, Washington, passed away on Sunday evening, Oct 24, 2010, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington.
Lisa was born Inger-Elisabeth Eriksen, on February 8, 1935, in Grenaa, Danmark. She lived with her mother and father, Alma and Johannes Eriksen, and brothers Svent, Jorgen, Bent, and Frans, on their farm, Naesgaard. After completing secondary school, and attending university in Copenhagen, she travelled across the Atlantic to work in Canada as an airline stewardess. Lisa met her future husband and love of her life, Robert Payne Kellogg, during this time. They were married on December 20, 1959, in Arhus, Danmark. Bob and Lisa lived in Edmonton, Alberta, and Seattle, before settling in Lakewood, Washington where they raised three daughters and made a home. After Bob’s death in 1999, Lisa moved to Fall City, Washington, and lived next door to her daughter Inga and son-in-law John Rouches.
Lisa first came to Salt Spring in 1957, and over the rest of her life gave her love and energy to the Kellogg family’s farm at Musgrave. It was one of her favorite places, and she spent many wonderful times there, connecting with nature and wildlife, gardening, embracing the company of family and friends, and travelling the Sansum Narrows in her skiff. Lisa’s family from Danmark often visited at Musgrave and shared in the beauty of the land. She loved animals, music, and inspiring others to live their dreams. She is remembered for her grace, tenacity, generosity, strength, and courage.
Lisa is survived and greatly missed by daughters Inga Rouches of Fall City, Washington, Susanna Kellogg of Friday Harbor, Washington, Vivian Kellogg of Ketchikan, Alaska, brothers Jorgen Eriksen of Grenaa, Danmark, Frans Eriksen of Risskov, Danmark, son-in-law John Rouches and grandchildren Jake and Sophia Rouches of Fall City, Washington, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A service in honor of Lisa will be held Saturday November 20, at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 SE 32nd St., in Bellevue, Washington, from 1 to 4 pm.