September 19, 1936 - September 15, 2021
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
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252