SALT LAKE CITY - Keith Fenton Herzog passed peacefully at home at the age of 55 in Salt Lake City.
God took the strength of a mountain
The majesty of a tree
The warmth of a summer sun
The calm of a quiet sea
The generous soul of nature
The comforting arm at night
The wisdom of the ages
The power of the eagles's flight
Then God combined these qualities
His masterpiece was now complete
I've lovingly called him Keith
Keith was born June 17, 1947 to Charlotte and George J. Herzog in Salt Lake City. He married his best friend and constant companion, Evelyn Reed Herzog, Sept. 16, 1969.
Keith had a long sales career, where he made numerous friends. He was employed by ADT at the time of his passing.
Boating, ice hockey, scuba diving, sky diving, riding his Harley Davidson and, most of all, his dedication to the game of golf, were some of hi favorite pastimes that he enjoyed doing with family and friends. His charm, genuineness and beautiful head of hair will be remembered by all as trademarks of Keith. He was very proud of his "Wings at 16" trophy presented for attaining a pilot's license before he earned his driver's license. At the age of 19, he found sky diving, a sport he treasured in the innermost part of his soul, logged more than 450 jumps and made numerous longstanding friends. He enjoyed boating with Evelyn. They began with a small sail boat, which led to a cabin cruiser, the Cee Gee III, where fishing and water skiing were favorites.
His passion for golf and love of travel led him to invent and design a golf travel bag under the company name of The Golf Travel Bag. In 1985, he joined Hidden Valley Country Club, where he enjoyed countless rounds of golf with Evelyn and friends.
His FXR became his last sport - he loved riding as well as showing which gave him great pleasure. His bike received four first place trophies and one best overall paint trophy.
He will be missed by all family member and friends whose lives he touched.
Left behind are his most priceless treasures, Evelyn (Fred), of Salt Lake City; mother, Charlotte Herzog of Price; sisters, Christine (Jerry) Hurd, Port Sydney, Canada; Coleen Herzog and brother Scott (Laurey), both of Price; numerous loving in-laws; innumerable friends; and best "little friend," 5-year-old Nicholas Story, who shared every outdoor chore, hockey and especially motorcycle riding. "Niki, I wish you the very best life offers and all you dreams realized." He was preceded in death by sister Karen (infant); and father, George J. Herzog.
Keith courageously fought to stay with us and humbly accepted a greater will. A husband, son, brother and friend, we have not lost. Rather, we welcome to be blessed by his presence in life's journey onward.
Keith Fenton, may all your drives be straight, all your putts drop and your Harley Davidson never run out of gas - God speed.
A farewell service will be Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m., at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Friends may join the family for hugs and last good-byes Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary and one hour prior to the service. Grave dedication will be at Larkin Sunset Lawn immediately following the service.