Renee Joy Keogh

Renee Joy Keogh


Renee Joy Keogh

September 2, 1968 – January 20, 2019

Chelan, WA

Renee Joy Keogh, 69, a resident of Chelan most of her life, passed away on January 20, 2019, peacefully in the comfort of her home in the presence of her life partner, Kenneth Sweeney. Breast, Bone, and Organ cancer finally took over her body but not her mind or sense of humor, she kept a great attitude towards her final days. Her spirit will be greatly missed as she was always caring for others and had a fun carefree way about her.

She was born September 2, 1949, in Chelan, Wash., to Cleo and Aubrey (Bobbie) Elgin. She graduated from Chelan High School in 1967 and shortly thereafter married Ken Keogh in 1969. They had two children together, Devin and Eric Keogh. Eventually Renee would meet her life partner, Ken Sweeney, and were together for over 22 years.

Renee grew up in Chelan and shared a great love and passion for horses along with her father, Cleo, leading her to be Chelan Rodeo Queen, 2 years in a row. She enjoyed traveling, camping, motorcycling, gardening, cooking, doing many art projects, and her dogs Jack and Sassy.

She is survived by her daughter, Devin Keogh; son, Eric Keogh; step-sons: Kerry Sweeney and Travis Sweeney; sister, Cheryl Bessler; step-sister, Dorothy Thompson; nieces: Adrea Lackie, Roxy Cate, and Becky Cate; nephew: Ronnie Cate; grandsons: Kyler Keogh, Kaden Keogh, Owen Adamek, Noah Adamek, Casey Sweeney and Adam Sweeney and several others who she made feel like family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Chelan Eagles Club at 209 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan, WA, 98816. It will be hosted/catered by Devin and Eric Keogh. Please feel free to call Devin at (509) 669-7194 or Eric at (509) 387-6279 if you have any questions.


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