Keilah Nicole Renteria
January 26, 2001  -  March 25, 2018

Keilah Nicole Renteria

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Ballard Funeral Home
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Saturday, March 31, 2018
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Ballard Funeral Home
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Monday, April 2, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Grace Community Church
935 W. Mescalero
Roswell, NM  88201
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
2:30 pm
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Ballard Crematory
910 S. Main Street
Roswell, NM  88203
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Sucide Awareness
120 Wall Street 29th Floor
New York, NY  10005

Keilah Nicole Renteria
Keilah was born January 26, 2001 & she left us to soon on March 25, 2018. She always had a smile on her face, an infectious laugh and her next adventure on her mind. Keilah was a very witty, sometimes smart mouthed, talented young woman. She never knew a stranger and loved making new friends. Her spontaneous and fearless attitude provided her with great joy, along her numerous journeys in which she shared with those she loved. Keilah you are loved and missed by many you will forever be in our hearts because from day one you have had our hearts. We love and miss you very much Love Mommy, Daddy and Bubba.

Keilah was a former student at Roswell High and Currently going to NM Connections High School she worked at Sonic and she also worked as an Assistant teacher at Fine Arts Camp at Grace Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her Grandfather M.C. Dowdy, Great Grandparents Toni Vasquez, Faye Kirkes, Leonard Dowdy, Polly Angell, Marvin Cutbirth, Hope and Al Lucero and numerous great uncles and aunts.

Those left to cherish her memories are her parents Katrina Dowdy and John A. Renteria; brother Jonathan Renteria and wife Samantha Carrillo of Albuquerque; grandparents Bea Silva of Roswell, Lendon and Vanessa York of Roswell, Johnny and Cathy Renteria of Austin, TX., Uncles and Aunts Timothy and Rosa York of Roswell, Chris and Trisha Renteria of Peru, Indiana, Cynthia Renteria of Roswell, Jessica Garza of Roswell and nephew Michael Renteria. Also surviving her are numerous cousins, great aunts and uncles and great great aunts and uncles.

Those left but not forgotten are her bb’s Maddie, Halie, KJ, Jessica S., Jessica L., Desi H., Reyna, Raylynn and Alexis. Her name twin Keilab and many, many other friends who are too numerous to list. She loved you all unconditional and many other aunts and uncle bestowed upon through pure love (you know who you are).

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Suicide Awareness Foundation or Grace Community Fine Arts Camp.

Viewing will be held on Monday April 2, 2018 at Ballard Funeral Home from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held at Grace Community Church on Tuesday April 3, 2018 at 2:30 pm with Pastor Rick Hale officiating and Pastor Tim Arlet assisting.

Those chosen to serve as pallbearers are TJ Coleman, Noah Griffin, Josh Ramirez and Victor Ramirez and honorary pallbearers are Jonathan Renteria, Lendon York and Timothy York.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

Forever in my Heart

You are forever in my Heart, the day will come, I know when all the rain has fallen, and the Sun begins to show I’ll think of you in all I do, your warmth will touch my face you’ll twinkle in the Starlight, and be held in each embrace. So please do not be saddened, if a tear for you I shed, but we had dreams and wishes, which I’ll safely keep instead. Although it hurts, I understand you’d somewhere else to be, our time together has not passed, you’ll always be with me in everyday, in every way, you’ll always be a part my precious angel, you’re forever in my heart.


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  1. Ell Sosa
    , NM

    Heartfelt condolences go out to all of “Keilah’s” family and friends. May fond memories lift you during your sad times and may comforting words give you the strength to cope with your thoughts in the days, months, and years to come. In the disquieting days ahead, take a look at encouraging information cited at jw .org. There you’ll find answers as to why we lose our dear loved ones and the hope of our reunion to come soon, something we’re all looking forward too:

    Roswell, NM

    I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers for you all..

  3. Esperanza Sedillo Otero
    Roswell, NM

    So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. She was such a beautiful girl. Esperanza and Raymond Otero

    Roswell, NM


  5. Vanessa York
    Roswell, NM

    Keilah, my beautiful Grandaughter , You were always the light of my life, my first grandaughter. I love you and I will and always love you. You will always be misses

  6. Rachel Serna Peralta
    Roswell, NM

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss our prayers are with you all The Peralta and Serna Family

  7. Lupe Morales (Reyes)
    Dallas, TX

    Bea and family, I am so sorry to read about Keilah. May God rest her soul.

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