Christopher Cameron Kellogg
Nov. 23, 1957 - Nov. 17, 2012
Resident of Walnut Creek
Christopher Cameron Kellogg, born November 23rd, 1957, died unexpectedly on November 17th, 2012. Chris grew up in Arcadia, California, the eldest son of James Arvin and Mary Jane Kellogg, along with two brothers and a sister. Chris was industrious, responsible, and honest from an early age; he put himself through college where he met the love of his life, Siuling. He was a bright and promising student, excelling in chemistry and physical sciences, going on to foster his love of science and pursuit of excellence as a research scientist first at Stanford Research Institute, then at Varian Inc., and finally at Bruker. It was during the more than 20 years at Varian where he was mentored by many and had established many lifelong friendships, for which he was very grateful. He enjoyed his work and was proud of the accomplishments his team attained.
His passion and curiosity for everything around him was instilled in his three young daughters by driving the family throughout the country visiting many national parks, monuments and museums. He was very involved in his daughters' school and social lives. In later years he became a devoted grandfather; his greatest joy was to spend time with his grandson.
His devotion to family was matched by his strong faith and moral convictions. For several years he, along with his children, volunteered to tutor homeless children. To celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, Chris and Siuling went on short-term missions to China. In the years preceding his father's passing, Chris often made drives from the Bay Area to Thousand Oaks in order to check on his father. We hoped for many more years with him but we are grateful and treasure the time we had. Chris is survived by his wife, Siuling, three daughters (Victoria, Elizabeth, and Catherine), and grandson (William). We miss him more than words can express.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Friday, 11/23/12, from 4-8 p.m. at Oakmont Mortuary in Lafayette and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, 11/24/12 at 11 am at Contra Costa Gospel Church in Walnut Creek.