A third generation Californian, born September 21, 1924 in Santa Ana to Dorothy and H. Clay Kellogg, Jeanne Hoganson joined our Lord in Heaven on February 17 at the age 89.
A resident of Fallbrook, Calif. for 25 years, she leaves behind her beloved husband of 68 years, William E. Hoganson, along with her four children, John Hoganson of Villa Park, Calif., Billy Hoganson of Garden Grove, Calif., Scott Hoganson of Bonsall, Calif. and Janet Kiehl of Oceanside, Calif.. Jeanne also leaves 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren behind of whom she loved dearly and by whom she was adored.
Jeanne lived most her years in Garden Grove, Calif., where she met her future husband Bill at the age of 10. They married in 1946, three weeks after her husband returned from serving almost three years in Europe during World War II. She worked as secretary to the Dean of Music at the University of Southern California where her husband attended college and eventually they moved back to Garden Grove.
Known for her joy to serve Jesus Christ through helping people, she started a Shaklee business in Orange County, where she and Bill achieved great success as senior sales supervisors. Jeanne was always very active serving the Lord at Garden Grove First Baptist and Fallbrook Community Baptist churches, as well as being a discussion leader at Bible Study Fellowship for 15 years. She was a student of God’s Word and a witness to His grace with whomever she met.
Jeanne was a proud American, a registered member of the Daughters of the American Revolution with ancestry going back to the original American Colonies. Her great-grandfather, Benjamin F. Kellogg, was a American pioneer traveling across country from Illinois to Napa County, Calif. in 1846. He eventually traveled to Orange County, Calif. where Jeanne’s grandfather became a prominent civil engineer, designing the cities of Orange and Corona along with building the first hydropower dam in Hawaii.
Jeanne was a beautiful, smart, yet humble lady, greatly loved by everyone who knew her, especially her family and friends. While her loving smile will be dearly missed, we can be assured of her eternal life in Paradise and has heard the words from our Lord, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.”
A memorial service will be held March 22 at 1:30 p.m. at SonRise Christian Fellowship, 463 S. Stagecoach Lane, in Fallbrook. A reception will follow.