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Doris Jean Kehoe (1942-2021)

Doris Kehoe was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She left this world and rejoined her heavenly family on April 24th, 2021 with her husband of 56 years holding her hand. She was 78 years old.

Doris was born to Lawrence Theodore Bateman and Lou Esther Marie (Shaw) Bateman on Sep 10th, 1942 in Grovespring, MO. She met her husband, Ronnie in Burbank, CA while visiting her sister, Helen. Together, they had two sons: Troy and Sean that they raised in Anaheim, CA. Ronnie and Doris retired in 2001 and divided their time between Justin, TX & Bullhead City, AZ. They enjoyed traveling, visiting family and friends, and attending USC football games!

If there were only a single word to describe Doris, that word would be “Proud.” She was an extremely proud lady, a proud wife, and an amazingly proud mother and grandmother. She always reminisced about her parents, brothers and sisters and their families and took every opportunity to welcome them all into her home. Every wall and counter in their home (and drawer, and shelf, and cabinet, and garage) boasted decades worth of pictures of family and friends. She found true fulfillment and deep joy in surrounding herself with her family and perpetually offering selfless acts of love. She was fearless and lived for others and always put more into the world than she took out.

Doris is survived by her husband Ronnie, their two sons: Troy & Sean and their wives: Stephanie & Nicole, and grandchildren: Logan, Zach, Kaitlyn, & Kayley. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Howell and many loving nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her parents: Lawrence and Esther, her sisters: Ella Mason, Virginia Maske, Helen Hicks, and Judy Kennedy, and her brothers: George, James, Ted and Gary.

Services will be held at Desert Lawn Funeral Home in Mohave Valley, AZ on Wednesday, May 12th. There will be a viewing ceremony starting at 10:00 am where family and friends are encouraged to share stories and memories celebrating her life. It will immediately be followed by a gravesite service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks people to kindly consider donating to Alzheimer’s research.

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