Keith Strom Memorial Award

The Keith Strom Memorial Award is presented to the 4-H or FFA member who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship, eagerness to participate and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

Keith Strom was a life long resident of Pleasanton, a devoted father and long time supporter of the Alameda County Jr. Livestock Auction where he was always eager to renew old friendships and support 4-H and FFA.

Keith Harold Strom was a lifelong resident of  Pleasanton and fourth generation member of the pioneer Kolb Family of Dublin and fifth generation of the Stojahann Family. He was extremely proud of his heritage.

He was a devoted and loving father of four children. Jessilyn, William, Danika and "KJ".

Keith attended schools in Dublin, Sunol, and Pleasanton and graduated from Foothill high school in 1986. While in High School Keith worked at the Alameda County Fair in the Livestock exhibit area. After graduation he was always eager to see the Fair begin, and be able to renew old friendships with everyone involved with FFA & 4-H. The fair always ended for Keith by attending the Junior Livestock Auction and being able to give support by purchasing animals.

He was an avid outdoorsmen and hunter, spending as much time as possible at the family ranch in the San Antone Valley. He learned to love this ranch while accompanying his grandfather (and namesake) Harold "Jim" Kolb and his Uncle Bill Kolb who was his Mentor, Teacher, Hunting Partner and Friend.

Keith was the owner of World Of Shoes in Dublin and worked the family owned business.

Keith always wanted to help people. and his big smile and outgoing friendly personality is missed by all.