Melanie Darlene Jose

July 20, 1984April 22, 2013

Melanie Darlene Jose joined her relatives in eternal life on April 22, 2013, in a tragic accident. She was born July 20, 1984, in Downey, CA. Melanie is survived by her father, Milson "Ingo" Jose; mother, Josephine Kolb; life-long companion, Donald Morrow; children, Hannah, Deena, Loki, and Linus Morrow; sister, Leila; brothers, Milson Jr. and Joshua Hurtado; grandmothers, Nancy Montague Sr. and Cynthia Kolb, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Delmar L. Jose and George N. Kolb; great-grandmothers, Mary O. Millard and Lela Robles; great-grandfather, Joseph Benedict She was a student at Valley Center High School and San Pasqual High School. She was continuing her education at Two Directions in Rincon, CA. She was a B.I.A. firefighter and became a full time mother. She came from a long line of traditional bird song dancers. She enjoyed attending all tribal gatherings and playing 1st Base for Baad Medicine in Pala, CA. Pallbearers will be Milson Jose Jr., Delbert Crawford, Joseph N. Jose, Mahoss Sass, Tuukut Sass, Bobby Chaipos, Bronzy Chaipos, Willy Kolb, John Parada, Chester Mojado, and Irwin Osuna. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse and Robert Ortega, Joshua Hurtado, Gabriel Numkena, Marlow Jose Jr., Roderick Johnson, Chucky Powvall, Phillip Quirk, Jesse Standifer, Albert Baldarama, Joseph R. Jose, Monte Montague, Douglas Osborne, Norman Osborne and Gordon Osborne. She will be always remembered for her good nature, and will be greatly missed by all. A viewing will be held at Funeraria del Angel on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 5:00p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00p.m. A Catholic Mass will be held at St. Thomas Indian Mission on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 10:00a.m. followed by traditional tribal rites at Quechan Big House. .


  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Ana Balderas

May 17, 2016

Dang it has been 3 year without you. I miss you so much. Their is not a moment without thinking of my cousin. R.I.P. Miss you very much. You are in a better lace now. I remember all the good things we did together.

Pat Howell

April 26, 2014

My little sweetheart, it has been over a year and the weight of the loss is a little lighter, but the pain of losing you is still heavy. I see you so often as the 13 year old that stayed with us in Oklahoma that summer. Rest now and your Robles aunts will love you always.

May 11, 2013

Our dearest sweet Melanie, we will never forget you and will love you always.Rest gently now in God's loving arms. From your Robles aunts

May 5, 2013

Sorry for your loss Joe, will be praying for you and your family. We love you and God Bless You. Russ&Phyllis

Jackie Benedict

May 5, 2013

I am so sorry to learn of your daughter's death, Ingo. My heart goes out to your family and her children and spouse. May God give you strength and peace during this tragic time and your memories of Melanie fill you with love.

Jay Silverheels Jr

April 29, 2013

My prayers are with you Melanie and your family during this time

Terrence Mckinley

April 28, 2013

All my love and prayer to the family, love you Ingo,Thinking and praying for healing in this heart breaking time.

Theressa Villa

April 28, 2013

My prayers go out to Josephine and her grandchildren and family members.

lisa and brad massey

April 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers to the families

moriah a

April 27, 2013

here in AZ lighting a candle for my cuz R.I.P Mels