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MARQUETTE, MI – Barbara Dowell Kellogg, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and cousin passed away sweetly on May 25, 2022 in Marquette, Michigan.

Ms. Kellogg was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Richard Carter Dowell and Jane Townsend. The family had settled in Riverside, Illinois, then moved to New Jersey in 1949, where Ms. Kellogg graduated from Westfield High School in 1959. She went to Carnegie Mellon, where she studied art. After two years, she transferred to Syracuse University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Mrs. Kellogg has been drawn to painting and drawing all her life. She received numerous awards from her teenage years to adulthood. His paintings have been selected for numerous national exhibitions, including in New York and Southern California. She has received prestigious signature status from the American Watercolor Society and has been an exhibitor with the National Watercolor Society. His work has appeared in numerous books and magazine articles.

She was a popular teacher of watercolor techniques wherever she lived, first in New Jersey, then in Puerto Rico and central New York. She enjoyed leading watercolor workshops, especially in Maine, and participated in workshops led by merit artists. She maintained contact with many other respected artists across the country. Ms. Kellogg was an active member of the (Syracuse) Social Art Club, the Cazenovia Watercolor Society and the Central New York Watercolor Society and was a board member of Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music. She was an avid cross-country skier and walker, often seen around town.

Her painting flourished in the closing years of the 20th century and well into the 21st, but it was her friends and family, for whom she would gladly make any sacrifice, that attracted her overriding passion. She was a great listener and a wonderful role model for people of all ages. Barb was described as kind, sweet, supportive, quick to help, my best friend, the sister I never had, my favorite cousin, to name a few descriptions.

Surviving Barb are her husband, David S. Kellogg, their two children, Laura Dowell Farwell and her husband, Francis C. Farwell, III; Guy Richards Kellogg and his wife, Hanh thi Nguyen, and three grandchildren, Dakota Richards Farwell, Liam Pono Duc Kellogg and Shen Pono Vu Kellogg; and many members of the Stevenson, Duax, Cusic, Dowell, Nguyen, Evans and Kellogg families.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music or New York State Parks and Trails. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Many of her paintings can be seen on her website, https://www.barb

Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services serves the family, where condolences can be expressed online at


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