Keyontae Lamar Taylor 

June 7, 1990 to January 3, 2021

Keyontae Lamar Taylor was born June 7th, 1990, in Sacramento, California. He later lived in Humboldt County, California with his Papa and Nana, where he spent the rest of his childhood.

Growing up, his love for the drum was apparent, because you could always find him by the drum at whatever pow-wow he was at. He went to Morris Elementary in McKinleyville, California. As a youth he played football for McKinleyville schools. If he wasn’t playing football, he was wrestling, playing basketball or even baseball. He loved to compete and was good at anything he decided to do.

He graduated from Dewey High school in Oakland, California. He studied kinesiology at Laney Community College in Oakland. He was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Oregon.

He loved to be involved in cultural events. His love to sing and dance was always apparent. Who could forget his “ninja turtle” regalia? He was so ambitious.

As an adult, he loved to travel. Life with him was always an exciting adventure. He loved to garden and was always so proud of his skill. He was a master jokester. He was always able to make you laugh.

Keyontae entered his rest on January 3rd, 2021 at 30 years old. He was laid to rest in Siletz Oregon on January 23rd next to his grandfather and Great grandmother. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, “Papa,” Keith Taylor; his great grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim. He leaves behind his mother Katrina Sims his sister Kimberly Lindquist his brothers Robert/Day-Day Zhontae/Scoopy Sims, his great-aunts Sonya Taylor, Nadine Martin, Ramona Hudson and aunts Brandy Ben Kibby, Stormy Taylor Whitehurst, Gina Sydathong, his uncle Jai Kibby He adored his nieces, Natalee Solis, Reylin Lindquist, Harmony Taylor and Eliyanna; and his nephew/cousin Jesse Widmark

His wings were ready, but our hearts were not. He will be missed dearly by anyone who had the opportunity to get to know him.


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