Jo Ann Rios

Jo Ann Rios, 59, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 due to a long battle of Lung Cancer.

She was born on September 29,1960 in Sulphur, Louisiana to Alton Eugene and Rose Helen. She was married to her best friend Robert Rios for 9 long, adventurous years.

Jo Ann was a very hard worker, she worked for BNSF Rail Road for 24 years. She will be remembered by her love for gambling, drinking, and taking road trips with Robert. She enjoyed getting all of her kids together for nights of grilling, drinking, playing card games, sitting around talking or just listening to music.

Jo Ann is survived by her Husband; Robert Rios, and six kids; Joshua Allan, Danielle Rae, Ryan Scott, Megan Lynn and partner Sarah, Christopher Warren, and Stephen Anthony; Brothers; Bill and wife Janette Morgan, Scott and wife Tammy Morgan, and Gene JR and wife Theresa, and Sister; Annette and husband Tom Clendennen, Step-Son; Richard Rios, and Step-Granddaughters; Meadow Rayven and Jozalyn Rayne, Granddaughter Layla Pontruff.

Memorial will be held on August 22, 2020 at Botanical Gardens in Amarillo, TX at 2:00PM. There will be a link below for family and friends that are unable to join to still be able to view. Jo Ann’s wishes are for everyone to stay safe during these times. Services have been entrusted to Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation.

In Lieu of flowers, the family request any donations be made to Panhandle Cancer Care at 1000 S. Coulter Amarillo, TX 79106. Any donations will go to assist Cancer patients with any bills.

To watch the service online please click on the live stream button below 15-20 minutes before the service starts.


  1. KiM Darbonne (McGill)

    Jo talked me out of tossing ole Roy Borg out the window one night. She was fun to go have a few beers with always made me laugh when we were out and about.

  2. Rhett

    Will be missed worked together on yard jobs when she hired prayers forAnnette and all of Jo Ann’s family

  3. Danny Lane

    Worked with her a lot on the loop and to Wellington, she will be missed, God speed JoAnn!

  4. Tino Alvarado

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for comfort!

  5. Susy Alford

    JoAnn was a very good friend and classmate. I had not seen her in many years. I will always have fond memories of her. Prayers for her family.

  6. Alan Rea

    I ran in to her at T.O. I worked with her since she hired out. My prayers for her family.

  7. Travis Stonehocker

    Every trip she came to Wellington, we would always see her when she came into Penny’s Diner to eat an would always have a long conversation. Several of the employees and her would joke about going to the legion an get drunk haha…she will definitely be missed here..thoughts an prayers to the family

  8. Destinee

    I will always remember her laugh and contagious smile, may her next journey be full of love and adventure.

  9. Aunt Jean an Uncle Lynn

    Joann was the best niece. We always talked to her. Loved her so much.
    Love Uncle Lynn and Aunt Jean

  10. Laura Garza

    Beautiful tribute for a life well lived. May she rest in peace.

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