Joseph Benjamin Menta Roosevelt Sr. passed away on December 17, 2017 he was 37 years old. Joseph was born on May 19, 1980 in Yuma, Arizona he was a home maker.
Joseph attended San Pasqual Valley High School and later worked at Paradise Casino and The Q Casino & Resort. Joseph became a stay at home father later in life choosing to be with his children whom were his pride and joy. Joseph loved to listen to music, played video games with his boys and spend time with his family.
Joseph is survived by his parents Randall and Arlette Menta, 3 sisters; Marena (Frank), Lynae (Lindsay), Kelli (Dylan), 2 brothers; Anthony (Katie), Taylor (Marissa) and his 9 children; Boveena, Toby, Valdez, Joseph Jr., Dysha, Jordan, Ravine, Jahruis, and Afion.
Joseph is preceded in death by his wife Hope Roosevelt, his brother Emille Roosevelt and his grandparents Gabriel Roosevelt and Irene Barley Roosevelt.
Traditional Tribal Rites will be on December 29, 2017 at 5 p.m. with cremation at sunrise.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Lelord Roosevelt, Warren Roosevelt, Randall Menta, Vernon Jose, Wendell Jose, Loren Levy, Joseph Gary Menta, Merrill Menta, Benjamin Roosevelt, Elias Marquez, Lindsay Kelly, Varian Kelly, Melvin Miguel, Rocky Nerva, Dylan Emerson and Nathan Nerva.
Pallbearers are Toby Nerva Sr., Billy Rea Jr., Thai Townsend, Brandon Marks, Ryan Marks, Tony Mills, Frank Hernandez, Jason Nerva Jr., Julian Lomavitu, William Laurenzava Sr., Gabriel Mills, Louis Roosevelt and Richard Silva Sr.
Joseph will be deeply missed by all.
Published by Yuma Sun on Dec. 27, 2017.