Joanne Washburn, 76, of Corona passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018. She was born October 1, 1941 in Snyder, Texas to Robert Henry Wellborn and Nancy Lorena Wellborn who both preceded her in death.
She moved to Lincoln County in 1967 and taught school at Corona, Thoreau, Capitan and Ft. Stanton and taught many grades and subjects, she retired in 2006. She attended the Corona Presbyterian Church.
She married Royce Washburn on June 30, 1962 at Magdalena and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1998.
She is survived by her daughter, Becky Washburn-Brown and her husband, Tom; her son, Justen Washburn and his wife, Korie; two grandchildren, Tarren and Teagan Washburn; her brother, Dick Wellborn; sister, Mary Nell Washburn and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Wellborn.
Her funeral service will be Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the Corona School Auditorium with burial to follow at the Washburn Ranch Cemetery.
So so sorry for your loss. She was an inspiration to those who worked her at Capitan. Her computer lab transformed many lives.
Dr Scott ChildressCross Plains, TX
Becky, I'm so sorry about your mama, she is free of all pain,running up there with all our precious animals. They will care for her, and give her lots of love. She will now watch over you and Tom. She will always be by your side, and there when you need her.
Andree GermanyCapitan, NM
Becky and Tom,
I want to extend my condolences on the loss of your dear mother, Joanne. I hold you in my heart at this difficult time.
Lesley LoweLarimore, ND
Becky and Tom,
Eddie and I were saddened to hear of your loss.
Please know that our love, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of your family. Eddie and Mary Beth
Eddie and Mary Beth FowlerCapitan, NM
Becky, Justin and family, Your mother was a wonderful teacher and person. So sorry for all of you . May God bless and comfort each of you. Knowing we will all see each other again someday , where there is no more tears or pain. Jeannie Fifer and family
Jeannie FifetStephenville, TX
Joanne was such a classy lady. I loved knowing her. May God provide you with comfort and strength.
Charlie and Betty MartinCisco, TX
Condolences to the family. Teacher and good friend to everyone.
Colinda HinkleLamesa, TX
Condolences to all the Washburn family. Joanne and Royce are special friends forever in our hearts. Be strong through these hard times and know they loved all their family dearly.
Ken and Laura JonesMountainair, NM
Not easy to lose your momma.... my Heart breaks for you. Love and prayers to you and your family ❤️
Rhonda MontoyaNogal, NM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all 💐
Sincerely, the Nance and Gothard families. We cherished your friendship for many years.
Sunni Nance GothardRuidoso, NM
So sorry for your loss.
Our prayers & condolences to her family.
She was a wonderful lady, and will certainly be missed😪
Joel & Linda EdwardsLordsburg, NM
Sorry for your loss.
Mike PattersonWhitney, TX
We are very sorry for your loss.
Brian and Lisa AndersonBozeman, MT
Am really saddened to hear of Joanne's passing. I really enjoyed knowing her and Royce. Sincere condolences to Becky and Justin.
Betty DonohueWagoner, OK
I am so sorry for your loss.
Shawna Dobbs BradleyRoanoke, TX
Joanne was a joy to know during my Corona years. Good memories of her!
Neva BrownSan Angelo, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lanny & Tammie MaddoxNogal, NM
So sorry to hear about Joanne. Prayers for the family.
Bertie BurkeTrinity, TX
Such a beautiful lady. We went to school together in Datil, NM Our folks were close friends and ranch neighbors. You will be missed Joanne.
Patti Burris BradyBayfield,, CO
She was a good friend and an especially fun person. I enjoyed when she stayed with me and went to school in Portales.
She was special and knowing her was a privilege.
My blessing to Becky, Justin, and family.
LoisAnn Holleyman RatliffGlendale, AZ
I am sorry for your loss
Sara GutierrezLincoln, NM
She is now whole, without suffering and finally with the love of her life!!
Truly bitter sweet ❤️
A very special lady... loved her very much. God bless her and her family.
Sherry Lynn GowenCapitan, NM
Saddened for your loss. Prayers for the family.
Debbie AndersonCapitan, NM
Kori and Justin so sorry for your loss, prayers for comfort at such a difficult time. Hugs and God Bless. Love Aunt Sue
Sue and Don HinmanYuma, AZ
Praying special photographs and memories will be of some comfort to her family, friends, and the many people whose lives she touched.
Kathleen Phillips-HellmanCapitan, NM
So sorry for your loss She was a wonderful and beautiful lady Thought and prayers are with the family
Charlotte Hefner AraujoArtesia, NM
So sorry for your loss! Your family is in our prayers!
Michelle montesCapitan, NM
Joanne and Royce.....helped me so much when I was in College at NMSU, so many people don't know, they fed me when I was hungry, nurtured me when I needed a talking to, consoled me when I was down, and encouraged me....to be the man I am today...I owe so much to this lady and her husband....rest in peace. Ms. Joanne.....see you on the other side....condolences to Becky, Justen and families....
Skeebo NorrisSan Saba, TX
So very sorry many prayers for all I know she will be missed
Barbara Lovelace HardistyStephenville, TX