Keyla Ines Rodriguez Ochoa, television producer



Keyla Ines Rodriguez Ochoa, 75, of Seaford, died on Thursday September 23, 2021 at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She was born on January 21, 1946 in Caracas, Venezuela, daughter of the late Sotero Rodriguez and Rosa Ochoa De Rodriguez.

“Mamita,” as she was affectionately known, has spent most of her television career as a producer. She was also employed by the Latin Community Center as the Senior Program Coordinator. Ms. Rodriguez Ochoa had many and varied interests and talents. She loved art, music, salsa, singing and cuatro. She never stopped learning, fueling her need to know by studying religion. Ms. Rodriguez Ochoa had a passion and love for the teachings of the Vedas. She loved to travel and kept in touch with friends all over the world. An original “hippie” flower child, Mrs. Rodriguez Ochoa loved all animals and always smelled of patchouli. Above all, she treasured the time spent with those who were dear to her, especially her beloved grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was loved by many and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rodriguez Ochoa was predeceased by her sister, Ketti Rodriguez; and her husbands: Oswaldo Rivero Ochoa and Luis Gerardo Tovar. She is survived by her beloved children: Oswaldo Rivero Rodriguez and his wife Francesca of Yardley, Pa., Keyla I. Rivero-Rodriguez of Seaford and Shakti Ananda Casanova of Wilmington; his grandchildren: Edward Wallace Pyne, Rebekah Axtell Schuyler Pyne, Jonathan Ario Bergh Casanova, Paloma Rivero, Oswaldo Rivero, Kayden Gael Quillen Casanova, Julian Harvey Bates Casanova, Amelie R. Bates Casanova and Kali L. Bates Casanova; her great-granddaughter, Emma Bates; and his siblings: Leopaldo Rodriguez and Rosana Rodriguez, both Venezuelans.

The services will be private. Arrangements have been made with Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

Visit Ms. Rodriguez Ochoa’s Life Memorial webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at



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