Mary Ellen Keyoite

20 junio , 194024 junio , 2018

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Ellen Keyoite. Born June 20, 1940, passed quietly and peacefully with family members present June 24, 2018.

Mary Ellen was well known among the tribal members of both The Cocopahs and Quechans as she worked at the then Fort Yuma Indian Hospital as a medical records receptionist. She was usually the first and last person you would see when coming in for service. She had watched you grow and start your own family. She even saw your children grow up. She was always there with a smile and concerned words for you and your family's health.

Even though we know she is finally at peace and beside our Maker, it does little to ease our sorrows.

She is preceded in death by parents Pedro and Lorena Jim; brothers, Pedro Jim Jr., Alfred and Leonard Jim; daughter, Elizabeth and Regina Keyoite and son Delbert Keyoite, and sisters Deloriah Philips and Fern Jim.

She is survived by brother, Eugene Jim; sisters, Veronica Colon and Sara Sams; sons, Tony and Martin Keyoite; daughter, Christina Keyoite, and numerous nephews, nieces, grand children, and great grandchildren. She will be missed by all of us.

Services will be Saturday June 30th, 2018 with viewing at 2pm to 3pm memorial service at 3pm to 4pm at Funeraria Del Angel Kammann 795 W 28th St. and the Cocopah Tribal Rites will be at the West Cocopah Cryhouse starting at 5pm.


  • Tony Keyoite, Son
  • Martin Keyoite, Son
  • Christina Keyoite, Daughter
  • Eugene Jim, Brother
  • Veronica Colon, Sister
  • Sara Sams, Sister
  • Mary had numerous nephews, nieces, grand children, and great grandchildren. She will be missed by all of us.

  • Brandon Phillips
  • Peter Bixler
  • Joseph S Tello
  • James Arrow
  • Charles Arrow
  • Anthony Valenciano
  • Alex Mitchellson
  • Joseph Jim
  • Junior Jim
  • Martin Keyoite Jr, John Joaquin, Damien Ward
  • Adam Cruz and Tony Keyoite


  • Visitation sábado, 30 de junio, 2018
  • Funeral Service sábado, 30 de junio, 2018
  • West Cocopah Indian Tribal Ceremonial Rites sábado, 30 de junio, 2018

Mary Ellen Keyoite


Alex Mitchelson

3 julio, 2018 19:15:36

I can remember meeting greatgrandma many years ago for the first time....having married her granddaughter darleen..she was a very dignified and proud woman who expected and received respect from all she spoke to...I will miss her dearly.. And always have her in my heart.